Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is expected to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military, and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage. Despite her family’s political disagreements and personal concerns, she refuses military duty and is imprisoned for her dissent. Her courage moves those around her to reconsider their own political positions and power to effect change. Objector follows Atalya to prison and beyond, offering a unique window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a young woman who seeks truth and takes a stand for justice.
This film is part of September's "Generation Kick-Ass" theme.
Featuring post-show Q&A with director Molly Stuart!
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Cinema New Bedford showcases acclaimed films from around the world that feature great storytelling and a wide variety of perspectives. Join us each week to experience award-winning films that harness the power of feeling to entertain and enlighten. After each film, post-show discussions with the minds behind the film deepen our engagement with what we experienced on-screen and build community and connection.
July saw the "Best of the Fests" featuring film festival favorites. And, after a hiatus in August, September brings “Generation Kick-Ass” showcasing young people changing the world. Find the line-up below.
This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, (they/them), founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films to New Bedford that audiences might not otherwise get to experience.