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Events in Cinema, Art and Politics: Week of April 20-23

Above and Beyond
Film Screening
Followed by Q&A with Professor Tamar Frankel

Monday, April 20
7:00 pm
Schwartz Hall Auditorium

In 1948, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. The film has a special Brandeis connection: One of the pilots featured is Harold Livingston '55.

Boston University professor of law Tamar Frankel is a former member of the Haganah and an early member of the Israeli Air Force.

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Cosponsored by the Department of American Studies, Brandeis University Alumni Association, Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, National Center for Jewish Film and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Nira Pereg: Artist Talk and Reception

Tuesday, April 21
2:00 - 3:20 pm
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Conference Room M328

Acclaimed Israeli artist Nira Pereg's visit to Brandeis University is presented with support from the Bronfman Brandeis-Israel Research Collaboration Fund, Artis, the Rose Art Museum, the Department of Fine Arts, the Brandeis Arts Council and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Iran and Israel: Prospects for De-escalation

Thursday, April 23
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Reading Room M303

A talk with Meir Javedanfar, Iran-Israel expert and author of The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran. For details click here.

Cosponsored by the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Around Town

Israeli Stage
Israeli Stage presents staged readings and full productions of Israeli plays in English, under the artistic direction of Emerson College alumnus, Guy Ben-Aharon. Click here for details of its 2014-2015 season.

For other Israel-related events in the Boston area, visit the Israeli Consulate website.