On Wednesday February 12th, 7 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, in partnership with the Tel Aviv Arts Council, we will be screening the English-subtitled premiere of the first two episodes of the third season of internationally acclaimed series “Fauda.” This special event at the museum will include a wine reception and post-screening Q&A talk with “Fauda” co-creator Avi Issacharoff, moderated by Times of Israel’s Culture and Lifestyle Editor Jessica Steinberg.
The Israeli thriller “Fauda” (Arabic for “Chaos”) is a groundbreaking global phenomenon. Based on the real-life experience of its creators, Lior Raz and Issacharoff, the series follows a team of elite Israeli undercover agents as they work to apprehend Hamas activists in the West Bank. With down-and-dirty credibility, authentic performances, and a mixture of emotional extremity with speedy, nonchalant storytelling, “Fauda” portrays the complex Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new light, opening a window into the Middle East and sparking meaningful dialogue about cultural identity.
In Season 3, Doron, played by Raz, is deep undercover in the West Bank, posing as an Arab Israeli boxing instructor in a sports club belonging to a low-level Hamas member. Following numerous, deadly clashes with Hamas and a tragic incident that all but shatters the team’s morale, Doron and the unit find themselves in unfamiliar territory – Gaza.
“Fauda” is the winner of 12 Ophir Awards, also known as Israel’s Oscars, including Best Series in 2015 and 2017. In December 2019, the New York Times voted “Fauda” as one of the Best International Series of the decade!
Issacharoff is an Israeli journalist known for his focus on Palestinian affairs. He is the Middle East analyst for The Times of Israel and the news portal Walla! Issacharoff was born in Jerusalem and graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and received his MA at Tel Aviv University. From 2005 until 2012, he was the Palestinian and Arab affairs correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. He is also a former correspondent for Israel Radio, where he won the 2002 “Best Reporter” award for his coverage of the Second Intifada.
Our world premiere event is co-sponsored by YES Studios and the Am Yisrael Foundation. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum and one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum is comprised of various departments that encompass Israeli and foreign art, photography, architecture, design, and other art forms past and present. In addition to its extensive program of permanent and changing exhibitions, the museum offers a vibrant selection of programs and activities for adults, youth and children: concerts, classes, lectures, guided tours, workshops, and more.
The Tel Aviv Arts Council, “Young Patrons of the Arts Celebrating Israeli Creative Culture,” honors the arts of Israel by providing a venue for young creatives and lovers of the arts to gather while attending lectures and demonstrations by world class artists, performers, and technologists. The common theme in our events is a playful exploration of the world around us and the search for something unique that expands our vistas and leaves one with a sense of wonder. All of our private events are non-profit, but professionally produced to provide attendees with a comfortable environment to engage with the arts community, and take place in various venues throughout our great city.