Stranger in Zion
Directed By: Benjamin Grayzel (First Feature Film) /
USA / 2019 / English (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Adventure; Coming of age
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE, USA, CANADA (English), CANADA (French), ASIA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, ISRAEL, EDUCATIONAL, NON-THEATRICAL
Option for Live Appearance: Q&A
Name of guest: Ben Grayzel
Role of guest: Director and Main Character
Taglit Birthright has sent over 700,000 diaspora Jews to Israel.
Stranger in Zion tells the story of one of them, but also tells a much larger story: a story of the rocky relationship between Israel and diaspora Jewry, a story about identity in the age of cosmopolitanism, a story of crossing over to meet the Other, and a story about the continued occupation of the Palestinian people.
The story presented in Stranger in Zion is the story of one American Jew on his pilgrimage to the promised land, but the themes present in this story will resonate with a generation of diaspora Jews growing up with a complicated relationship to the state of Israel.