Keeping The Kibbutz
by Ben Crosbie, Tessa Moran
The kibbutz was a movement focused on a communal lifestyle and economy. However often these communities transitioned from a socialist model to a capitalist model that the modern economic climate of Israel demands. Keeping the Kibbutz examines the challenges faced by a community in transition from the perspective of some of its most devoted members. While some members faced heartbreak, others found new opportunities, and the kibbutz marched toward an inevitable end. This is a story about nostalgia, the effects of communal living and the hope for what lies ahead.
The film was first workshopped at a Docs In Progress work-in-progress screening in July 2009. It has since been completed; played film festivals, community centers, houses of worship, and museums around the world; and was broadcast on public television across the United States. We are very excited that both filmmakers Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran will be joining us to discuss the film.
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912.
The Community Center is off Philadelphia Avenue between Piney Branch and Carroll. Parking is free. If taking Metro, the walk from the Takoma Park Metro Station is about 20 minutes or you can take Ride-On Buses 25 (towards Langley Park) or 12 (towards Silver Spring) to the Community Center. Click here for a Google Map
Free. No advance tickets required though we welcome you to RSVP here.
Note to Meet-Up Members: While this isn't being scheduled as a traditional Meet-Up, feel free to organize one on your own by posting in the comments of the RSVP section if any of you want to meet up for dinner before the show in downtown Takoma Park.
This screening is co-sponsored by We Are Takoma, an arts and humanities programming series
sponsored by the Takoma Park City Government. It is also made possible through support from the Maryland State Arts Council