“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.
AQABAT JABER, Passing Through
1987 / Palestinian Territories / 86 min
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Aqabat-Jaber is one of the sixty Palestinian refugee camps built in the Middle East by the UN at the beginning of the 1950s. Filmed in 1987, a few months before the Intifada, this film tells the story of a disinherited generation brought up in the nostalgia of places they never knew and which no longer exist. The story of a temporary solution that became a permanent way of life.
|Screenplay||Eyal Sivan and Noa Gedy|
|Dir. of Photography||Nurith Aviv, Raymond Grosjean|
|Sound||Rémy Atta, Véronique Lange|
|Tags||memory, Near East, refugees, social issues|