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Documentary Cinema: Between Art and Politics

The Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum, Duke University, USA, Sapir College, Shenkar College and the Jerusalem International Film Festival, with the support of the Rabinovich Foundation and the Gesher Multicultural Fund  

 The Fifth International Conference on Israeli and International Documentary Filmmaking  "A Look from the Inside, A Look from the Outside" is scheduled for July 12, 2016 as part of the Jerusalem International Film Festival. The purpose of the conference is to discuss key issues in Israeli documentaries, in the context of contemporary international documentary filmmaking. This year, the conference will specifically focus on the documentary act in relationship to politics on the one hand and art on the other. Given recent developments not only in Israel, but also in Europe and the US, we feel the questions raised by this relationship are of particular importance. 

Conference organizers: Orna Raviv, Shai Ginsburg, Avner Faingulernt, Elad Samorzik, Yael Moriah and Osnat Trabelsy. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, between 10am and 5pm, at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem. 

Lectures will be delivered in English and Hebrew. Simultaneous interpretation into both languages is available with registration in advance.. 

Admission is free and open to the general public. 

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Conference program 

10:00–10:30 Gathering and registration 

10:30–10:45 Opening address 

Prof. Yuli Tamir, Shenkar College  

13:00–11:00 From the Politics of Representation to Representational Politics: the "Ashkenazi" Case, Rachel Leah Jones, documentary filmmaker 

Crisis and Encounters: the In/Visible and the Political in Documentary Films, Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann: DAAD Center for German Studies, Dept. of Communications & Journalism, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Recording the Pain of Others: Political Dissonance and Experimental Sound in Susan Sontag’s Promised Lands, Ohad Landesman, Tel Aviv University, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.  

13:00–14:00 Lunch  


The Boundaries of Manipulation: Between Checkpoints and Defamation, Yoav Shamir, documentary filmmaker 

Photogenic, On the Political, Ethical and Aesthetic Following Mor Loushy's Censored Voice, Tamar Berger, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Technion. 

15:30–15:45 הפסקת קפה 

15:45 –17:15  
Do Two Walk Together, Unless They Agree? Between the Aesthetic and the Political in Documentary Cinema,  Osnat Trabelsi, Chairperson, the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum, producer-filmmaker. 

"I say, It's So Easy When It’s in a Movie": Behind the Scenes of Government Involvement in the Arts, Dina Zilber, Adv., Deputy Attorney General (Counsel), Ministry of Justice 


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