For the first time, Bat Yam Temple of the Islands will host a special showing of “The Oslo Diaries,” as part of the 23rd Annual Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. The film will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the sanctuary of the Sanibel Congregational UCC, 2050 Periwinkle Way.

The HBO documentary “The Oslo Diaries” was presented at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018. It was a selection in the World Cinema Documentary Competition category. The directors are Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan. The film is in English and runs one hour and 37 minutes.

The film begins in 1992 as a small group of Israelis and Palestinians meet in a remote villa outside of Oslo and begin highly risky secret back channel negotiations. The unsanctioned meetings are chronicled over several years from footage shot during negotiations and from the negotiators’ diaries supplemented by interviews. There will be a discussion after the film is shown.

Tickets at $12 each for “The Oslo Diaries” to be screened on Sanibel may be purchased at the door or ordered online at All other films in the Jewish Film Festival are being shown at the Regal Bell Tower Cinema in Fort Myers.