2018 - 2019
|1031-4493-01||Cinema and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict|
|FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES | POLITICAL SCIENCE|
The course examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the stand point of its cinematic representations in Israeli and Palestinian films. The aim is to explore various aspects of the conflict, especially the esthetic, ethic and narrative dimensions. The course chose cinematic representations rather than regular texts in order to point out the relationship between visual and conceptual aspects of the conflict and their importance in understanding its deep causes. The choice to examine movies about the conflict reflects the developments of the last few years, in which cinematic representations of the conflict have become a major arena of competition. Ten films will be examined and their historical, cultural and political dimensions will be explored. The course will emphasize the human and moral dilemmas raised in the movies and point out their implications on the daily life of Israelis and Palestinians.