The Viewing Booth (2019)

  • 2019
  • 1h 11m
  • Israel, USA

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UK Premiere

In a cinematic laboratory setup, The Viewing Booth, the filmmaker chooses an American student and enthusiastic supporter of Israel, Maia, and invites her to watch and comment on the videos made by a Palestinian activist collective that are filming the daily life of inhabitants of the occupied territories and the behaviour of the Israeli army. The film explores the relationship between viewer, documentary footage, and filmmaker; the way one builds one’s own fiction and analyses sounds and images through pre-established opinions. Building a unique relationship between viewer and filmmaker, the film is a deep and essential reflection on how we look at images.

Language(s)

English, Hebrew, Arabic

Subtitle(s)

English

Bonus Content

41 mins
The Viewing Booth - Q&A

Festival Director Cintia Gil hosts a Q&A with the director of The Viewing Booth, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, with questions from a live audience.

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