"Encounter Point" at Temple Beth Abraham

"Encounter Point," the award-winning feature documentary about ordinary heroes in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, opens theatrically in Tarrytown after successful screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the Dubai International Film Festival, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Rio, Haifa and more.

"Encounter Point" will screen at the Temple Beth Abraham on May 21st at 7:00 pm. Co-Director Julia Bacha will attend with a Q&A after the screening. Temple Beth Abraham is located at 25 Leroy Avenue in Tarrytown.

The film won the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best Documentary, Montreal’s Rencontres Film Festival’s award of the same category, the 2006 BEND Film Festival Award for "Best Musical Score," and the Spirit of Freedom Jury Prize at the Bahamas International Film Festival. It played opening night at the 2006 Vancouver Film Festival, ranked among the top-five audience picks at both the Hot Docs and Kansas Film Festivals, and has been an "Official Selection" at numerous film festivals around the world, including the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was named among the four favorite films by festival director Peter Scarlet. In recognition of the film’s power to build bridges, co-director Julia Bacha appeared on the panel, Operation Cultural Bridges, at the Dubai International Film Festival alongside Richard Gere, Oliver Stone and others.

"Encounter Point" is a refreshing look at the brave individuals in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict who are breaking those cycles. It is about everyday leaders — a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother — who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the face of violence and immense loss, these individuals step forward to end the circle of hate and promote reconciliation.

For more information about this free event, please call (914) 631-1770.

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