The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies presents a screening of the documentary The Promised Band, followed by Q&A with director & Columbia alumna Jen Heck and band member Viki Auslender.
Synopsis: The Promised Band is the story of a fake rock band comprised of Israeli and Palestinian women who have decided that, despite their dubious musical talent, a music group is the best cover story to meet and interact with each other. Aided by a naive but well-meaning American TV producer, our unlikely musicians have to cross borders, secure permits to travel, and find safe spaces to practice and perform. Although their societies are kept apart, the women connect on their sameness, and their lives become entangled in ways they couldn't expect. (89 mins)
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Location: 617 Kent Hall