[Matador Ha Milhama]
Director: Avner Faingulernt & Macabit Abramson / Israel 2011
Category: Human Rights, Society
Production: Avner Faingulernt & Macabit Abramson
Language: Hebrew, Arabic
Length: 60 / 70 minutes
In January 2009, during the war in Gaza, two courageous Israeli directors grabbed their cameras to shoot material along the common border. The bombs are filmed from a distance, out of focus and at extreme focal length – the tourists’ point of view. The impact of the bombs in the distance is muffled, which is why the visual opposition between close up/long shot draws the attention to the spoken words, which are blunt, without compassion. The result of their journey is a disturbing essay about war and tourism, an absurd, surreal journey.