Films

A Queer Country

Lisa Morgenthau
2016 | 73 minutes
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Country Featured: Israel
NY Premiere | Director in Attendance 

Tel Aviv is home to a vibrant LGBT community, celebrated in the world’s largest Pride parade every June. But this outward expression of progressivism is at odds with the nation’s legal and social structures, which adhere strictly to the ideals of Orthodox Judaism. Is Israel’s public celebration of LGBT rights “pinkwashing,” as some critics argue, a cynical ploy to establish liberal credibility? A Queer Country reveals the contradictions and complexities of Israel’s thriving queer scene.

Co-presented by NewFest and Other Israel Film Festival

Plays with Lady Eva