The last decades have marked the growing worldwide interest in Israeli cinema. Films such as Footnote, Yossi and Jagger, Beaufort, and Waltz with Bashir have been commercially and critically successful and have won a number of prestigious international awards. The course will explore the history, culture and politics of the Israeli-Arab conflict and the Middle East by critically viewing contemporary Israeli films. A different film will be shown each week:
26/07/2016: Tubianski (2014)
02/08/2016: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
09/08/2016: Tel Aviv Stories (1992)
16/08/2016: Year Zero (2004)
23/08/2016: 3 Short Films
30/08/2016: Next to Her (2014)
06/09/2016: The Other Son (2012)
13/09/2016: The Big Dig - Blaumilch Canal (1969)
About the Presenter
Dr Shahar Burla holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University and a PhD from Bar-Ilan University. His book "Political Imagination in the Diaspora: The Construction of a Pro-Israeli Narrative" was published in 2013 and he is the co-editor of the forthcoming book "Australia and Israel: A diasporic, political and cultural relationship" (Sussex Academic Press, 2015).
Starts Tuesday 26th July 7.00pm - 9.00pm
- Come and watch contemporary Israeli and Palestinian films.
- Learn about the history, culture and politics of the Middle East.
Vendor since 2015
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