Oriented (2012): Israeli Documentary about Three Gay Palestinian Friends Living in Tel Aviv (LGBTQ, Gay)

Gay Pride Parade Courtesy of Flickr| U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

Gay Pride Parade Courtesy of Flickr| U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
Oriented is a documentary film about three gay Palestinian friends in their 20s living life in Tel Aviv.

Initially released in June 2015 at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, it was directed by Jake Witzenfeld as his feature debut.

A modern tale of the trials and tribulations of being gay in society, it chronicles the difficulties of being gay for Palestinian men and how the issue clashes with Islamic doctrine.

The three best friends form a group called ‘Qambuta,’ hoping to bring about change through exposure to their unique sexual and national identities.

Gay Directors, Gay Films? By Emanuel Levy (Columbia University Press, August 2015).