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Award-winning ‘Policeman’ to highlight Jewish film fest

Israeli director, Navid Lapid's first feature, Policeman is the tense, conceptually bold, exploration of the psychology of a nation shaped by violence. Part one is about a macho elite anti-terrorism policeman and his colleagues, working to shift the blame for a killing two innocent Palestinians onto a terminally-ill colleague. Part two follows student revolutionaries who hijack the wedding of a billionaire's daughter to protest against economic inequities, a theme that resonated with Israel's Occupy protests last summer.

A winner of film festival awards in Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, and picked by Indiewire and Film Comment critics as one of the best unreleased films of 2011, Israeli director, Navid Lapid's first feature, Policeman, is the tense, conceptually bold, exploration of the psychology of a nation shaped by violence.

Part one is about a macho elite anti-terrorism policeman and his colleagues, working to shift the blame for a killing two innocent Palestinians onto a terminally-ill colleague.

Part two follows student revolutionaries who hijack the wedding of a billionaire's daughter to protest against economic inequities, a theme that resonated with Israel's Occupy protests last summer.

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The Sunday, Nov. 25 Canadian premiere is part of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival's Chai Tea & a Movie series. At Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinema, 4861 Yonge Street. Tickets are available through www.tjff.com or at the door. Tea at 4 p.m; movie at 5.

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