Designing Reality in Israeli Documentary Film|
Spring 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
In the last decade, Israeli documentary films have crossed borders not just geographically but also by their form and style. They are bold, courageous and provocative. They have been participating in prestigious international film festivals, receiving important awards and mostly bringing the Israeli audience back to the cinema, having a crowd power like fiction films. So what makes Israeli documentary films a "hot property"? In this class we will look for the answers by watching and discussing 14 Israeli documentary films (among them "Paper Doll," "In Satmar Custody," "Presenting Princess Shaw," "No.17"). The course will raise questions about reality and the construction of reality in Israeli documentary films.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJS)(FILM-MN)
Robert Mckee, STORY
Ella Shohat, ISRAELI CINEMA: EAST / WEST AND THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION
Raya Morag, ABJECTION, ETHICS, AND OTHERNESS: ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN DOCUMENTARY CINEMA IN THE AGE OF THE SECOND INTIFADA
Raya Morag, WALTZING WITH BASHIR: PERPETRATOR TRAUMA AND CINEMA
Raya Morag, THE LIVING BODY AND THE CORPSEżISRAELI DOCUMENTARY CINEMA AND THE INTIFADAH
Aner Preminger, ETHICAL DOCUMENTARY: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
|Examination and Assignments: |
One page reaction paper to each screening and a final paper (in a form of documentary script) of 9-12 pages on a pre-approved topic (from one of the watched Israeli documentary films) is due at the end of the term.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Participation in Israeli Film Festival. Six evening film screenings in spring 2018. These films are in addition to the weekly film screenings required by the course.