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The Viewing Booth

Dir: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
Israel / United States / 2019 / 72mins

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Mon 21 Jun 20:00Tue 22 Jun 16:30Wed 23 Jun 18:20Thu 24 Jun 14:00

In a lab-like space, a young American woman watches videos portraying life in the West Bank city of Hebron, talking through her thoughts and feelings in real time.

An enthusiastic supporter of Israel, the images in the videos, disseminated for the most part by the Human Rights organization B’Tselem, contradict some of her deep-seated beliefs. Empathy; anger; embarrassment; innate biases and healthy curiosity – all play out before our eyes as we watch her watch the images created by the Occupation.

This fascinating and much-lauded film-experiment, which premiered at Berlin Film Festival 2020, is a one-of-a-kind cinematic testimony to the psychology of the viewer in the digital era. 

Friday 18 June, 18:20 - this screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A with director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz.