The last decades have marked the growing worldwide interest in Israeli cinema. Films such as Footnote, Yossi and Jagger, Beaufort, and Waltz with Bashir have been commercially and critically successful and have won a number of prestigious international awards. The course will explore the history, culture and politics of the Israeli-Arab conflict and the Middle East by critically viewing contemporary Israeli films. A different film will be shown each week:

26/07/2016: Tubianski (2014)

02/08/2016: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)

09/08/2016: Tel Aviv Stories (1992)

16/08/2016: Year Zero (2004)

23/08/2016: 3 Short Films

30/08/2016: Next to Her (2014)

06/09/2016: The Other Son (2012)

13/09/2016: The Big Dig - Blaumilch Canal (1969)

About the Presenter

Dr Shahar Burla holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University and a PhD from Bar-Ilan University. His book "Political Imagination in the Diaspora: The Construction of a Pro-Israeli Narrative" was published in 2013 and he is the co-editor of the forthcoming book "Australia and Israel: A diasporic, political and cultural relationship" (Sussex Academic Press, 2015).

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Class Schedule

Starts Tuesday 26th July 7.00pm - 9.00pm

What you will learn
  • Come and watch contemporary Israeli and Palestinian films.
  • Learn about the history, culture and politics of the Middle East.

Appropriate for



Mosman Community College

Vendor since 2015

Mosman Evening College was established in 1949 when the NSW state government, under the Shared Use of School Premises Agreement, made classrooms and halls in NSW schools available in the evenings for local community groups to conduct courses.

On opening night, 293 students submitted their application for enrolment with classes in Dressmaking, Music Appreciation, Dramatic Art, Weaving, Cooking, and Woodwork & Millinery. Further classes were contemplated in physical education for females and glove making.

Today we offer over 300 courses per term for students of all ages both day and night for members of the Mosman Community as well as further afield. Most of our classes continue to be held at Mosman High School, however an increase in the number and variety of courses on offer has lead to other local venues being used.

In 2002 the college became known as Mosman Community College with the mission of providing lifelong learning opportunities in the local area. 

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If a course is cancelled by the College you will be notified prior to the course commencing. You will be offered an alternative course, a transfer to the following term, or a full refund.

No other refunds will be issued.

The College cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal or work circumstances once an enrolment is completed.

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