A feature-length animated film written by and starring preeminent British playwright and two-time Academy Award nominee (The Hours, The Reader) David Hare, whom The Washington Post referred to as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English.”
The film follows the writer on a trip to the Middle East to explore the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region. Using advanced animation tools and 3D motion-capture footage, filmmaker Cam Christiansen employs a distinctive handcrafted approach that conveys the reality of the 708-kilometre barrier as no film has before. Rich with rhythmic, raw imagery, the film is framed by Hare’s journey, as both his heart and mind are shaken by the incongruities and contradictions of life in the shadow of the wall.
After the screening there will be a Q&A with two-time Oscar nominee David Hare.
Tom Sperlinger, Professor of Literature and Engaged Pedagogy at the University of Bristol, and author of ‘Romeo and Juliet in Palestine, Teaching under Occupation’ will facilitate the discussion.
Arabic & English with English subtitles