Dir. Yariv Mozer
Hebrew with English subtitles
An in-depth interview with David Ben-Gurion, one of modern history’s greatest leaders, emerges from the obscurity of an archive where it lay unrecognized for decades. It is 1968, and Ben-Gurion is 82 years old. He lives in the seclusion of his home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a unique perspective on the Zionist movement.
His introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his reflections provide a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and for the future of Israel.
|Co-sponsored by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev|
Wednesday, May 24, 6:15 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Thursday, May 25, 6:30 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
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Both screenings will feature a post-film Q&A with filmmaker Yariv Mozer, moderated by Prof. Ilan Troen.
Yariv Mozer is a prominent Israeli Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter. He graduated with distinction from Tel-Aviv University’s Film and Television Department in 2004. Since then he has directed documentary and feature films, among them are Ben-Gurion, Epilogue, Snails in the Rain, The Invisible Men and My First War. His films have been shown in film festivals throughout the world.
Prof. Ilan Troen has served as dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University in Israel and as director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Archives. Currently he is the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and founding director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Prof. Troen has authored or edited numerous books in American, Jewish and Israeli history. He is also the founding editor of Israel Studies (Indiana University Press), the leading journal in this new field and the president of the Association for Israel Studies.
He has lectured widely including Harvard University, Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S.; Torino, Thessaloniki, Osnabrück, Duisburg, Amsterdam and Oxford in Europe; Witswatersrand, Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa; Sydney and Canberra in Australia; Hong Kong, Peking and Renmin (Beijing) in China; Bilkent and Koc in Turkey.
Born in Boston, educated at the Latin School, Hebrew College and Brandeis before completing his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Prof. Troen taught at the University of Missouri and Princeton University before making aliyah with his family in 1975, making their permanent home in Omer, a community outside Beer-Sheva.
- an invaluable historical document ― The Hollywood Reporter
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This event finished on May 26, 2017.