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Wall (15*)+ ScreenTalk with filmmaker Simone Bitton

Borders and Boundaries

an image of a glass wall with blue sky and trees behind it

In 2002, Israel started constructing the ‘separation wall’ dividing Israel from the West Bank, on a disputed line, cutting through the historical landscape with miles of concrete slabs and wire.

Acclaimed filmmaker Simone Bitton follows the Wall’s construction in a meditative journey which blurs the lines between the communities that reside on the land, asserting her own identity as an Arab Jew to question the brutal divide.

WALL shows the implications for daily life on both sides of the fence. Bitton interviews government officials, Palestinian labourers building the wall and a fascinating array of people who live on both sides of the hundred’s of miles of partition, insightfully reflecting on the political and personal implications of this monumental barrier.  

We are delighted to welcome Simone Bitton for a ScreenTalk after the screening.

France/Israel 2004 Dir Simone Bitton 95 min


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