Join A Wider Bridge, The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, and The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival, for a viewing of the trailblazing Israeli documentary “The Sign for Love” and for a panel conversation on life with disability, while being LGBTQ and Israeli with the film’s co-creators Elad Cohen and Iris Ben Moshe, and with Patrick Levy- Leadership groups's facilitator, The Leadership Center of People with Disability at בית איזי שפירא - Beit Issie Shapiro. The conversation will be accompanied by both Israeli and American Sign Language interpreters.
About the FIlm:
El-Ad was born deaf to a hearing family. After his mother’s tragic death and the breakdown of his family, he makes the most important decision of his life: to become a father. The film is his first-person account of the life he created for himself as a deaf, gay Israeli man. In his heartfelt documentary, Elad explores the meaning and experience of family, the bias against individuals with disabilities, and the power of human relationships
How to View the Movie
Free online viewing of the movie will be available. To receive the viewing link please register and viewing instructions and a dedicated link will be sent upon registration. Space is limited!
A WIDER LENS is a series of events looking into the Israeli LGBTQ community, diverse society, and rich culture through A Wider Lens of experiences, including trailblazing Israeli documentaries, culinary workshops led by Israeli Chefs, and meaningful conversations with local heroes and activists.