Sunday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. | When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish identity. ISRAELISM uniquely explores how Jewish attitudes towards Israel are changing dramatically, with massive consequences for the region. Selected as winner of the Audience Award documentary at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Preceded by JABAL (2023, dir. Zayd Lahham, 21 min.).

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Feature Documentary, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Winner - Best Documentary, Arizona International Film Festival
Winner - Spirit Award, Documentary, Brooklyn International Film Festival

Chicago Palestine Film Festival: Founded in 2001, the Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) is an annual cultural event that serves as a vibrant platform for showcasing the rich and diverse narratives of Palestinian cinema. The festival provides a unique space for filmmakers, artists, and audience members to engage with compelling stories that explore the multifaceted aspects of Palestinian life. View full festival.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email