https://bwfworldrefugeeday2022.eventive.org/films/concerned-citizen-628591f4ebc2c604efa6f122 Online event
Boston, MA 02110
$14 single viewer or $24 multiple viewer online; $12 in person
Art, LGBTQ+, Virtual
Belmont World Film holds its annual World Refugee Day observance and celebrates Pride Month in June with the East Coast premiere of the Israeli film Concerned Citizen, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival. The film will be shown both in-person on World Refugee Day, Monday, June 20, at 7 PM at the West Newton Cinema (1296 Washington Street) and online from June 16-22.
The satirical parable brings to light our unconscious, but deep-seated prejudices.Ben and Raz (played by real life couple Shlomi Bertonov and Ariel Wolf) are a gay couple living in an updated flat in a migrant neighborhood of Tel Aviv, who are painstakingly pursuing their desire to have a child. When one of the men decides to improve his neighborhood by planting a tree on his street, it triggers a sequence of events leading to the arrest of an Eritrean immigrant.
The film’s director, Idan Haguel, will participate in a recorded Q&A available on YouTube or after the in-person screening at the West Newton Cinema on June 20.
World Refugee Day is an annual worldwide observance that honors the world’s 22.5 million refugees and those who work on refugee and immigrant issues. This year’s observance focuses on the right to seek safety—whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.