Israeli TV Comes to The Sundance Film Festival
American Jews are learning about Israel through television shows like Fauda and Shtisel—but what happens when an American Jew takes center stage?
Aleeza Chanowitz, ‘Chanshi’ creator, writer, and star, joins guest host Shayna Weiss (Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University) and Yehuda Kurtzer to speak with about the American Jewish experience in Israel and the interweaving of fact and fiction, biography and story. ‘Chanshi,’ which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival—a first for an Israeli TV series—tells the story of an Orthodox Jewish woman who moves from Brooklyn to Israel to claim her agency outside her conservative religious community. Listen here:
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