Tom Hayes

Two Blue Lines Trailer from Tom Hayes on Vimeo.

Monday. April 6, 7:30 PM

Two Blue Lines dir. Tom Hayes 98 min.
Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, U.S.
In English, Arabic and Hebrew, with English subtitles.
Not rated

Shot over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israel to the present day. By primarily featuring the narratives of Israelis whose positions run counter to their country’s official policy, filmmaker Tom Hayes provides a portrait of the ongoing conflict not often depicted in mainstream media. Shot over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israel to the present day. By primarily featuring the narratives of Israelis whose positions run counter to their country’s official policy, filmmaker Tom Hayes provides a portrait of the ongoing conflict not often depicted in mainstream media.

Originally from Vermont, Tom Hayes has been making films since he was a kid, winning the Kentucky Educational Television Young Peoples Film Competition when he was 15.
As a young man he worked as a deck hand, shipping out of New York on cargo ships. While seafaring started as a strategy to pay for film school, trips into third and fourth world ports became a profound formative experience. Tom received a B.G.S. degree with Empasis in Cinema and Philosophy from Ohio University in 1977.
Since then Hayes has been running his own film production company, producing long form documentaries and providing production services on hundreds of commercial projects.  His personal documentary work has, for the last two decades, focused on issues of identity.

Posted in Guest Artists 2015