festival dates

Courtisane festival, notes on cinema, 23nd edition, 27 - 31 March 2024

01: Avi Mograbi

23 March, 2016 - 20:30
Minard

 

Opening Night

reservation required for this screening
julie@courtisane.be

 

The screening is followed by a talk with Avi Mograbi.

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SELECTION 2016

A dialogue between new audiovisual works, older or rediscovered films and videos by artists and filmmakers who work in the expanded field of moving image practice.

Between Fences

Avi Mograbi
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FR, IL
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2016
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HD
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colour
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85'

Filmmaker Avi Mograbi and theatre practitioner Chen Alon go to meet African asylum-seekers in the Holot detention center in the middle of the Negev desert where they are confined by the state of Israel. Together they question the status of the refugees in Israel using ‘Theater of the Oppressed’ techniques. What leads men and women to leave everything and everyone behind and hurtle towards the unknown? Why does Israel, land of refugees, refuse to take into consideration the situation of the exiled, displaced and expelled by war, misery and abuse? Can the Israelis working with the asylum seekers put themselves in the refugee’s shoes? Can their collective unconscious be conjured up?