Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 pm

General Admission $13; Seniors $10

Ronen (Ronen Davidov) and Orit have been together for almost three years. Both of them come from highly respected Bukhari families. Ronen is the star of Handa Handa theater troupe, a hit among the Bukhari community in Israel and around the world. According to the strict Bukhari tradition couples must marry after a brief acquaintance. But Ronen and Orit rebel against their families and refuse to get married. Even making every effort to protect Orit's "honor" is not enough for her parents, who demand they either marry or break up. Their love is trapped between tradition and modernity.  
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2013
Time: 59 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: Hebrew, English & Bukhari with English subtitles
Director: David Ofek and Neta Shoshani
Topics: Family, Immigrants to Israel, Love
Guest Speaker: David Ofek, Director David Ofek is an Israeli producer and film maker. He is the co-creator of the popular Israeli TV series Bat Yam - New York (1995-97) and No. 17 (2003). Ofek won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary and received other international awards. He was represented in Rotterdam with A Hebrew Lesson and Melanoma My Love, which he co-directed. Ofek is a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem and was awarded several prizes for his graduation short film Home (1994).
The Best Mid-Length Film Award from the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum 2013 The LOL Special Jury Mention at Docaviv International Film Festival, May 2013