The wall separating Israel and Palestine came into existence following a fatal attack on a night club in Tel Aviv. Referred to a ‘separation fence’ by Israelis, and a ‘racial segregation wall’ by Palestinians, it has encroached on Palestinian land and rendered former bustling market towns redundant. In 2009 Sir David Hare performed a monologue in London which has now been adapted into this animated story. As we accompany Hare on a road trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Nablus, we encounter a variety of perspectives through his friends and peers. Hare reflects on both sides of the argument and the grey area that is now the space of mass displacement and a brutal landscape.
The screening on Fri 1 March was followed by a director Q&A hosted by Senior Curator and animation expert Jez Stewart from the BFI National Archive.