ISRAEL: A HOME MOVIE
Dir. Eliav Lilti (93min, Israel, 2012). Go2Films.
In Hebrew w/ English Subtitles
An impressive assemblage of home movies shot from the 1930s through the 1970s are strung together to form a mesmerizing history that documents a living memory of Palestine and Israel's formation. Rescued from oblivion in drawers, basements and attics, the 8mm, 16mm, and Super 8 footage chronicles daily family life unfolding alongside major historical events. Producer Arik Bernstein notes, “This is no official history. It’s not a left-wing look at history, or a right-wing look. These are personal histories — little moments that make up a whole and show something of who we are.”
A truly unique, nostalgic, and emotional journey, this film is a must for anyone interested in Israel's past and future.
Post film discussion with Professor Dan Arbell, AU Center for Israel Studies Scholar in Residence
Adas Israel, 2850 Quebec Street NW
In partnership with MakomDC @Adas Israel
Co-Presented by the Center for Israel Studies, American University