In order to lift the spirit during these anxious times the Leo Baeck Institute London, in collaboration with the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg, is delighted to invite you to join our LBI Film Club. This online project will offer interesting and thought provoking fiction films linked to the German-Jewish and Israeli experience which we hope you will enjoy.
 
The LBI Film Club’s first offering is:
 
Sof haOlam Smola – Turn Left at the End of the World (IL/F 2004)
Director: Avi Nesher
 
Israel is small, but its desert, the Negev, is large – especially far south from Tel Aviv. The film tells the story of Jewish immigrants from India and Morocco wrestling there with the heat, cultural differences and problems at the workplace. Couscous or Curry, Cricket or Football – parallel worlds or integration … comedy or drama? This immensely creative director’s motto is: ‘the stranger is always the latest arrival’. What does integration really mean? Are prejudices between Jews and Jews even possible? And above all, how does love between a man and a woman fare in such complicated circumstances? This film is a journey of surprises to a little known Israel.
 
Hebrew with English subtitles.
 
Online viewings will be accessible free of charge on Vimeo. If you are not already a subscriber, please register with Vimeo first to take advantage of this opportunity.
 
Then please click the link to the film on offer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/turnleftattheend
 
Finally enter the promotional code provided by us: IGdJLBI when prompted.
 
The film will be available for 300 free viewings for a limited amount of days (7th-13th April 2020).
 
Further LBI Film Club screenings will be announced via our LBI website, Instagram and Facebook in the future. Please keep checking!
 
We know the circumstances are difficult, but we wish you a pleasant Pesach or Easter holiday weekend.