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Israeli documentary series: Wandering Eyes

A documentary film series looking at the many faces of the Israeli social and cultural mosaic. Part two of a fall quarter debut of a look at Israeli documentary film: Wandering Eyes, directed by Ofir Trainin (2010)

Monday, October 24, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Royce Hall 362
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90024

"Wandering Eyes" is the musical and soul-searching journey of Gabriel Belhassan, musician, former orthodox Jew and recently diagnosed with manic depression. After being released from a mental institution he began working on a solo album. But leaving his family and moving to Tel Aviv frightens him – the urban solitude, pressure, disturbed sleep and totality of the music bring on the disease again. His manic attacks have him standing on the brink of sanity, reaching out to God, just as he did when he was a child. Refusing to give up, he struggles to finish the album and receive the artistic acclaim for which he so desperately wishes.

Cost : Free and open to the public


Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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