Sun, Oct 22|
Take 3 + Khirbet Hiza'a
Take 3, a 15 min short by Ayelet Bechar, followed by the renowned fiction film Khirbet Hiza'a by Ram Loevy
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Toronto, 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada
About the event
Take 3 | Ayelet Bechar | 15 min | 2015
From a few black- and -white frames of a Palestinian refugee praying in a 1969 documentary and some colour frames of the same man in a 2000 documentary, a reflection starts on the meaning and the ethics of cinema : what kind of influence do genre and style have on content? What can the relation between a filmmaker and their subjects be? Above all, can an Israeli filmmaker describe and communicate the experience and emotions of a Palestinian refugee?
Khirbet Hiza'a | Ram Loevy | 48 min | 1978
This fiction film interpretation of Israeli writer S. Yizhar short novella of the same name tells the story of an Israeli brigade invading and ethnically cleansing a Palestinian village in 1948. In 1978, when the film was supposed to premiere the first of Israel's right wing Likkud governments came into power and banned it. The film has become a turning point in the Israeli discourse over denial and admission to the crimes of the Nakba. The film continues to stir controversy in Israel, often cited in parliament as a destabilizing force. Watch trailer here.
This screening will be followed by (de)Colonizer, guest speakers from Israel/Palestine by way of Belgium - Eitan Bronstein Aparicio and Eléonore Merza.
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