Ok so I'm back :)
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the makers of the film "Waltz with Bashir"
on their Golden Globe win last night. This is an amazing film, and the legitimacy it has gotten locally and worldwide is, in my view, a hopeful testament to the growing transition of Israel from a militarist society to a civilian society and the mounting wish to make wars a thing of our past.
I urge anyone who can to go see this film, it provides for some powerful insights.
On that note, being a great believer in the power of the arts and film in particular, I thought I would use this blog as a platform to showcase interesting and thought provoking pieces regarding the situation in the Middle East.
I would like to start off with "Roads
", a film by TAU graduate Lior Geller. It is a beautifully made short film reminiscent in style and content to Fernando Meirelles' Cidade de Deus.
I end this post with a quote from Ari Fullman's speech last night upon recieving his award:
"....I hope that one day when [children born to the production team while making the film] grow up, they watch this film together, and they see the war that takes place in the film, it will look to them like an ancient video game that has nothing to do with their lives whatsoever."