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Screenings at Barbur

Desperado Square


Thursday, June 15, 20:30

Desperado Square
a film by Beni Torati

A year after the death of Morris Mendevon his son Nissim has a strange dream. In the dream, his father appears and orders him to reopen the old neighborhood cinema he had shut down twenty five years before his death. On that very day Avram Medevon, Morris’ brother, returns to the neighborhood after an absence of many years. The Mendevon sons decide to screen the famous Indian film “Sangam” which used to be an old time neighborhood hit. Their mother Seniora does not approve of the screening ,but they insist. While searching for “Sangam” they find out that Avram Mendevon holds the only copy of the film but he will give it to them on one condition… As the brothers persist with their quest new family secrets are to be revealed. Desperado Square” is a film about people who have missed their great love ,and are trying to create their future.This is a film about the love of cinema.It is also the story of a colorful neighborhood, in the outskirts of the big city.

New exhibition in Barbur

Shamelessly Painting in 2006


On Tuesday, June 13 at 20:00 a new exhibition – Shamelessly Painting in 2006 – will be opened in Barbur.

Artists participating in the show:
Meir Appelfeld,
Amnon Ben Ami,
Nomi Bruckmann
Pesach Slabosky.

Group Exhibition Opening



Tuesday 20:00, 06.06

Group Exhibition Opening



Painting Workshop participants :
Avia, Ester, Bilha, Michal, Nofar, Rivka, Shira

The workshop have started about three months ago by Avi Sabach and in cooperation with the city unit for adolescents.
The works that are exhibited at the show were done during the workshop lessons.

Screenings at Barbur



Thursday, May 25, 21:00


a film by Shachar Cohen and Chalil Efrat

Shahar is an unemployed filmmaker. His father, Sleiman, suggests that Shahar should make a film about the Jewish Brigade, in which he served during WWII. Shahar becomes enthusiastic when he realizes that his father may have left some “souvenirs”, by having impregnated two Dutch women. He decides to make the film hoping to find his father’s lost off- springs.
They set out together in the trail of the Jewish Brigade, beginning in Israel, through Italy, Germany and ending in Holland with a surprising discovery.

Family or Country?


“The sickness spread everywhere. No longer were there individual destinies;
only a collective destiny, made of plague and the emotions shared by all.”

Albert Camus The Plague

Last Sunday, 14.05.2006, The Supreme Court of Israel issued a 6-5 decision upholding the legality the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which limits the rights of Palestinians to live in Israel.
The law, passed by the Knesset in 2003, allows only Palestinian women 25 years or older and men 35 years or older to join their families in Israel and eventually be eligible for full citizenship. In its opinion, the majority held that the law does not infringe upon the constitutional rights of Israelis, and if it does, that harm is “measured.” The court’s minority wrote that the law violates the Basic Law on Human Dignity and Liberty by infringing on the right to family life.

For better understanding of the supreme court’s decision and the future implications of it, we would like to suggest a series of lectures, screenings and meetings with lawyers and organisations dealing with relevant issues.
In doing so we hope to create an open and critical debate in which different voices are being heard allowing us to rethink and reconstruct our place as humans living in Israel-Palestine.

We started by screening Ayelet Bechar’s movie, Just Married, and continued with a discussion with the director, the participants of the movie and the lawyers Yael Berda and Mokhlis Abu Elhof.
For more information on the subject: