The Israeli Film Festival has been launched at the Silverbird cinemas, with the screening of Joseph Cedar?s multiple-awards-winning film Footnote,  a ?piercing satire, a poignant family drama and an investigation of the competing claims of honesty, loyalty, ambition and love.?

The festival according to the organizers, ?aims to give movie lovers a peek into the Israeli culture with carefully selected award winning Israeli movies from the past decade ranging from themes including action, comedy, drama, family and romance.?

A successful screening it was, both the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Sharon Bar-li and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare who were special guests, highlighted the importance of film and how it can sell the cultures of both countries.

Other movies to be screened include Colombian Love, 5 hours from Paris, Turn Left at the End of the World and The Band?s Visit on Friday and Saturday. All movies will be shown at 6:30pm and 9pm respectively.

The high-profile vent was also attended by politician Samia Nkrumah, seasoned broadcaster Kwaku Sakyi Addo, and television host Nana Adwoa Awindor among a host of other dignitaries.

By: Abdullai Ishaak/


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