April 12, 2024

OPC Film Preview: The Other Son

“The Other Son” is a moving and provocative tale of two young men – one Israeli and one Palestinian – who discover they were accidentally switched at birth. Joseph, an 18 year old musician is preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military services, but a blood test reveals that he is not the biological son of the Tel Aviv couple. During the Gulf War Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with other babies. In the return, the babies were given to the wrong families. The Jewish baby, named Yassin, was brought to the West Bank by an Arab couple. The revelation turns the lives of the two families upside down, forcing them to reassess their identities, their values and beliefs. Filmed in Israel and the West Bank and directed by Lorraine Levy, a French Jewish playwright, theatre director and filmmaker.

Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 212-626-9220 or e-mail the OPC