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About The Film

ORIENTED follows the lives of three Palestinian best friends in Tel Aviv exploring their national and sexual identities, as well as relationships with Israeli friends and Jewish boyfriends during a challenging time: the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict. These men, considered outsiders in Israel because of their nationality and outsiders in Palestinian society because of their sexual orientation, seek community and express their quest for equality through art.

The film transcends most films about Palestinian-Jewish relations through its provocative, yet relatable protagonists. One is in a relationship with an Israeli – and their struggles mirror those faced by interfaith couples the world over. By focusing on this oft-ignored subset of the Palestinian community and Israeli gay culture, the film puts a uniquely Middle Eastern spin on love, dating challenges and the LGBTQ movement or equality.

Director Bio

Jake Witzenfeld is a British film director and producer. In 2012 he graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. ORIENTED is his debut film.

Guest Speaker

Director Jake Witzenfeld (via Skype), Q&A moderated by Danni Askini, Executive Director - Gender Justice League and Candidate 43rd LD S1


Film Details:

Director: Jake Witzenfeld
Country: Israel, United Kingdom
Language: Arabic,  Hebrew, English w/subtitles
Running Time: 86m
Year: 2015
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG-13 (language)
Official Website


  • LGBTQ community
  • Israeli/Arab relations
  • Interfaith couples

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