Four Shorts about the Occupation
Language & Subtitles:
Hebrew; subtitles in Hebrew
Photo Credit: Nachum Mochiach
In this special event held in commemoration of film director and scholar Judd Ne'eman, we offer an opportunity to watch rarely screened four Israeli shorts about the occupation of the West Bank and participate in a discussion organized in collaboration with the Israeli Filmmakers Forum Against the Occupation.
The film program:
The Night the King Was Born, Dir.: Judd Neeman (1982, 12 min)
Souvenirs from Hebron, Dir.: Shimon Dotan (1982, 13 min)
First Reel, a Film by Ilan Shaul and Nachum Mochiach (1981, 12 min)
Road, Dir. Nadav Lapid (2005, 17 min)
Why do Israeli narrative films run away from dealing with the occupation? Do filmmakers have a political role? Is Isreal allowed to bring politics into state supported film funds and the production process, or is it already there anyway? And what is the role played by film festivals, distributors and broadcasters? These questions have come up again and again since the beginning of the occupation - and in the last months. In this special event held in commemoration of film director and scholar Judd Ne'eman, we offer an opportunity to watch rarely screened four Israeli shorts that deal with the occupation of the West Bank from different perspectives: Two films produced and shown by "Tzavta" in 1983, "First Reel" by Ilan Shaul and Nachum Mochiach, and an early film by Nadav Lapid, "Road".
Following the screening we will hold a discussion moderated by Noam Sheizaf with Prof. Raya Morag, Taufiq Abu Wael and Alma Ganihar. Introductory remarks: Dr. Shmuel Duvdevani