Post-screening discussion with director Asaf Saban on Jan. 21 & 22

A common rite of passage for many young Jewish people becomes the anchor for a work of stirring drama and striking realism in the hands of filmmaker Asaf Saban. The film follows a trio of Israeli high school friends—Frisch, Nitzan, and Ido—on a class trip to Poland to visit former Nazi concentration camps and memorials of the Shoah. As with so many teenagers, the weight of history sometimes takes a back seat to seemingly more pressing concerns of the day, like love, jealousy, and friendship, as they begin to reckon with the tragic past and the question of their unknown future. A road trip movie and a coming-of-age drama, Delegation is about the search for one’s identity against the backdrop of an ever-present, unblinking history.