Tag: Israel

Documentary as a transmission medium
(Spaces of Exception)

The new documentary Spaces of Exception draws parallels between the experiences of oppression and resistance in Native American reservations and Palestinian refugee camps.

Touring Port-au-Prince’s graveyard (guided by a goat)
(Gede Vizyon)

The Haitian goat Britis proves an excellent mute guide at the Grand Cimetière in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, squeezing through narrow passageways as he inquisitively scurries from crypt to crypt.

A hilarious examination of the human condition
(Mussolini’s Sister)

An intimate portrait of a sarcastic elderly Palestinian woman's life, relationships, regrets and bitterness enlightened by flashes of dark humour.

Orwa Nyrabia – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

The new artistic director at IDFA talks about the new features of the documentary industry and how watching a documentary can turn into a life-changing experience.

Parallel lives at the West Bank
(Omar’s Dream/ Avidan’s Dream)

A coupling of Biblical panoramas showing breathtaking sunrises and tranquil landscapes highlight the comparative heaven and hell of how differently someone’s birth and their dreams can collide contingent on context.

A moral duty to tell
(The wall and the gate)

Israeli lawyer Michael Sfard presents a new take on human rights battles within the occupied Palestinian territories.
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Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt
(Vita Activa)

The screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.

Eyes on the war
(Ambulance)

Mohamed Jabaly’s documentary debut Ambulance provides a unique insight into a bombing of Gaza lasting 51 days, as witnessed from the ambulance driver’s seat.

Declaring Cyber War

The 2016 Berlinale presents Alex Gibney’s Zero Days, one of the most important documentaries of the year.

Close Reading of an Attack

Winner of IDFA's Best Mid-Length Documentary, Death in the Terminal examines – or rather dissects – the immediate aftermath of the 2015 attack at Beër Sjeva central bus station in Israel. Surveillance camera footage and interviews with a number of people present provide a close reading of the event.
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