“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik // The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik (Orig.)
2009 / Austria / 30 min
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In the small town of Pruchnik, near the remote Bieszczady Mountains in the south-eastern part of Poland, villagers gather every year on Good Friday to "punish" Judas for his betrayal of Jesus. The film explores the thin line between pagan and Christian rites and raises the timely question to what extent anti-semitism finds loopholes in the Roman Catholic tradition.
|Dir. of Photography||Monika Muskala|
|Sound||Andreas Horvath, Mischa Rainer|
|Tags||observational, religion, rituals, rural society|
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