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Have you ever felt you didn’t fit in? Have you ever tried to reconcile two identities? Have you ever had a forbidden love?
Students! Join UW Jewish Studies and Hillel UW  for a FREE screening of A Borrowed Identity, followed by a discussion with the writer and creator, Sayed Kashua! You won’t want to miss this coming-of-age film about a Palestinian teenager who attends a prestigious high school in Jerusalem on scholarship. The film and discussion will raise important questions about the role of society and culture on the formation of identity. The film is adapted from Sayed Kashua’s autobiographical writings.

Sayed Kashua is a leading Israeli author and journalist known for his books and humorous columns in Hebrew. Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let It Be Morning, and Second Person Singular. He is the writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV show Arab Labor, and is the focus of the documentary Forever Scared. His novel Dancing Arabs has been made into the feature film A Borrowed Identity directed by acclaimed filmmaker Eran Riklis. This widely praised coming-of-age drama premiered in 2014 at the Telluride Film Festival. Kashua is the winner of many awards, including the prestigious Bernstein Prize. Currently he is a visiting professor at the University of Illinois.
Please note: this event is open to UW undergraduates, graduates, recent alumni, and  young professionals.
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