"Amos Gitai: Territories"
Directed by Amos Gitai
A collection of thematically linked films by acclaimed director Amos Gitai.
House (1980) and House in Jerusalem (1997) are two extremely
simple yet utterly profound films, exploring the history of a house in East
Jerusalem as a microcosm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Combined
running time: 148 minutes).
Wadi: Grand Canyon (1981-2001, 180 minutes)
consists of three interlocking films depicting a group of Arab and Israelis
who nurture a fragile culture of coexistence over a span of twenty years.
Field Diary (1982, 83 minutes) is an explosive, shocking, and profound
film. Set mostly in the West Bank before and during the 1982 Israeli
invasion of Lebanon (some scenes were also shot there), it explores, as the
film states it, "how the occupation manifests itself, and how violence
against the Palestinians is legitimized." Its earliest screenings were
greeted with vicious anger from armed Israeli soldiers; and the aftermath
led to Gitai's decade-long exile from Israel. Hebrew, Arabic, Russian,
English and other languages, with English subtitles. 411 minutes.