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Mirror Image + The Viewing Room

Short film Mirror Image by Danielle Schwartz will be followed by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's feature film The Viewing Booth

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Mirror Image + The Viewing Room
Mirror Image + The Viewing Room

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Nov 12, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Toronto, 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada

About the event

Mirror Image | Danielle Schwartz | 11 min | 2013

Jewish Israeli grandparents are challenged by their grandchild to compose an agreed-upon version of the untold story of a large mirror, taken from an Arab village after the 1948 war.  An intimate discussion that reflects on how history is written, contested and negotiated.

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The Viewing Booth | Ra'anan Alexandrowicz | 70 min | 2019

How open are we to changing our beliefs? Acclaimed filmmaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz (The Law in These Parts) explores this question through a cinematic experiment. He asks Maia, a Jewish-American student and ardent supporter of Israel, to view footage of life in the occupied West Bank, some from official Israeli government sources and others from the progressive human rights organization B’Tselem. As Maia attempts to reconcile these images with her worldview—and, months later, to parse these reactions—what emerges is a fascinating and timely study of cognitive dissonance and the strength of entrenched belief systems.

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