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Film Screening - The Other Son

032 Eggers Hall

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A 2012 film by Lorraine Levy. This film addresses the idea of infants switched at birth, each growing up as somebody else. It asks the question, is who you are determined by biological inheritance or by the influence of your environment?  These issues arise with special intensity for Joseph, Yassin, and their families, who live on opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian  divide.  Joseph is a dreamy, artistic son of a high-ranking Israeli officer and a French-born doctor, emerging from a cozy, privileged adolescence and preparing for his own military service.  A routine blood test shows that he cannot be his parent’s child and further investigation reveals that their baby– Yassin, that is– has been reared by an Arab couple on the West Bank.  FILM AWARDS- This film won the Best Director and Tokyo Grand Prix Awards at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2012.

After the screening there will be an optional 30-minute discussion, led by LIME (An Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Group).

Sponsored by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC).   Co-Sponsored by: The Jewish Federation of Central New York, LIME- An Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Group, Middle Eastern Programs of Syracuse University, The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, InterFaith Works, SAMED- Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue Group. 

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