Israeli film "Circus Palestina" to be shown at UMass Dartmouth

"Circus Palestina," a 1998 film from Israel directed by Eyal Halfon, will be shown on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in room 153 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 8/9.

Israeli film Circus Palestina to be shown at UMass Dartmouth

Circus Palestina, a 1998 film from Israel directed by Eyal Halfon, will be shown on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in room 153 of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Parking is available in lot 8/9.

The free film is the fifth in the university’s Spring International Film Series and will be introduced by Professor Charles White. Circus Palestina, is based on the true story of a small circus troupe from Eastern Europe that visits an isolated village on Israel’s West Bank. When the lion escapes from its cage, a search party forms comprised of a Russian lion tamer, an Israeli army sergeant, and a small Arab boy. Circus Palestina, was the winner of five Israeli Academy Awards, including best film. It is presented in Hebrew, Russian, English, and Arabic.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts, The College of Arts and Sciences, and the UMass Dartmouth Library made funding for the program possible. For more information, contact (508) 999-8285 or cwhite@umassd.edu.


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