"A uniquely Middle Eastern spin on a classic coming-of-age tale."
Director: Jake Witzenfeld
Runtime: 89 mins
Pre Book: 4/11/17
GENRES: documentary, LGBT, gender studies, foreign
ORIENTED follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identities in Tel Aviv.
Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a prominent muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend, David, and their Dalmatian, Otis. Fadi is an ardent Palestinian nationalist who finds himself falling in love with an Israeli Zionist. Naim must confront his family with the truth about his sexuality. All three are conflicted by their desire for change in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation.
Determined to change their reality, the three friends form a group called "Qambuta," a non-violent, cultural resistance movement fighting for gender and national equality. Through their activism they address what it's like to grow up with the burden of a multi-faceted identity.