Oriented follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv.
Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a prominent Muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend (David), a local LGBT nightlife impresario, and their dalmatian (Otis). Khader is conflicted by his desire for change in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation. Fadi is an ardent Palestinian nationalist confronted by guilty Jewish love and Naim must confront his family with the truth about his sexuality. Meanwhile, a war is brewing beyond their personal conflicts.
Determined to make change, the three best friends form a group called "Qambuta", a non-violent, cultural resistence movement fighting for gender and national equality. While their work may not change the world, it certainly helps them to deal with the frustration of living with multi-faceted identities.
Oriented is a film by Jake Witzenfeld. This documentary screening will be hosted at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The screening has been made possible by Jones Day.