Azimuth - film by director and writer Mike Burstyn
We announced this film previously and are now fully booked. If you need to cancel your reservations for the film, please contact the Jewish Studies program as soon as possible – there are many people who still want to attend. If you miss the screening on Sunday you will be able to see the film once the Laemmle theater begins showing it (see the Laemmle Theater website for more information).
Set at the end of the Six Day War, this film is a suspenseful tale and a thought-provoking cinematic exploration of what a person needs to do when there are no good choices. Two soldiers, an Israeli and an Egyptian, are in the middle of the Sinai desert at the war’s end. The Egyptian soldier, wounded in battle and left for dead, awakens and finds shelter from the sun in an abandoned United Nations outpost. The Israeli soldier, driving alone in a jeep that overheats, approaches the UN outpost and is shot by the Egyptian. Mortal enemies and wounded, both men fight for survival.
75 minutes. In English, with English subtitles for Hebrew and Arabic dialogue. Followed by a Q & A with the CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.
For your convenience, a map to the event is provided.
Co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, and Hillel 818.
Film print courtesy of Mike Burstyn. This film will open to the public at the Encino Town Center Laemmle on December 15.