20 2020

When Heroes Fly to Netflix: Israeli Traumas and its International Audiences

12:30PM - 1:30PM  


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Dr. Shayna Weiss, Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University.


Description: When Heroes Fly (2018) follows four IDF veterans who served together in the 2006 Lebanon war. They travel to Latin America to find Ya‘eli, a woman previously assumed to have died in a tragic incident several years earlier. In this discussion, we’ll analyze how the show portrays trauma, and how the wars of Lebanon still shape the Israeli psyche. We’ll also consider why When Heroes Fly and many series like it now appear on Netflix and other streaming platforms.  What does this mean for Israeli culture and its role in the international media market?

The show’s 10 episodes are available for viewing on Netflix.

Sponsored by the Arnold Center for Israel Studies'

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