History and Present of the Israeli Cinema

Lecture with film samples of Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann (Potsdam/Berlin) 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7.00 p.m.

Event in German language

Amadeu Antonio-Stiftung, Linienstra├če 139, 10115 Berlin

Moderation: Michael Spaney, Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin

In recent years, many Israeli films have been honored with prizes at international festivals and ran successfully in the German cinemas. A wide range of topics allows an insight into life in Israel beyond the dominant media coverage of the Middle East conflict. There are internationally successful films about everyday life, religious conflicts, politics and films dealing with the presence of the past. Israeli cinema therefore is not only a window to the outside, but also as a seismograph of moods and conflicts inside the society. The lecture provides insights based on film examples in current filmmaking in Israel in the context of Israeli film history.

Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann is a film historian and media scholar at the School for Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He is currently working as a research assistant in a research project about the history of the university and their films. He is inter alia author of the study of "History in the medial memory. Cinematic narratives of the Holocaust "(Bielefeld, 2011).