Screen/Society--Special Event--"Hats of Jerusalem" with producer Orna Raviv (6:30 pizza reception)
Hats of Jerusalem
(dir. Nati Adler, produced by Orna Raviv, 2005, 52 min, Israel, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Armenian & English w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD)
-- Preceded by pizza reception at 6:30!
-- Followed by a Q&A with the producer Orna Raviv!
A visitor to Jerusalem is immediately struck by the incredible variety of people-of different ethnicities, nationalities and religions-who throng the narrow passageways of the old city. It soon becomes clear that specific groups within this crowd, almost all of whom sport headgear of varying shapes, sizes, textures and colors, can be distinguished by their hats. As Hats of Jerusalem reveals, there are reasons beyond mere protection from the weather for the varieties of distinctive headwear on display. Indeed, there is a history, a story, behind each type of hat, which filmmaker Nati Adler explores in this whimsical yet informative documentary.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Center for Jewish Studies, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, the Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Duke University Libraries, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).