The Druze: An Ethnic Minority in the Holy Land

Thursday, April 8, 2021 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Kenneth Hanson, director of Judaic Studies at UCF, for a screening of his award-winning film The Druze, followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

About the film: The little village Daliyat Al-Karmel is home to a small ethnic and religious sect called the Druze. They are full Israeli citizens and serve in the Israeli army. But who are these Druze? In the course of this half-hour documentary, we get to hear from the mayor of the largest Druze village in Israel, a prominent Druze general in the Israeli army and other members of the Druze community. We examine the challenges Israel faces as it tries to preserve its Jewish character while at the same time being a diverse and multi-ethnic society. It’s time to say hello to the Druze of Israel!

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UCF Celebrates the Arts, a festival showcasing creativity, innovation and collaboration from Orlando’s hometown university, occurs annually at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in April. The event is hosted by the UCF College of Arts and Humanities and features the faculty and students from the School of Performing Arts and the School of Visual Arts and Design, as well as work from the humanities departments and other units from around the university. UCF Celebrates the Arts 2021 will feature both in-person and virtual events to ensure everyone can celebrate UCF artists in whatever setting they are most comfortable.

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