Avi Mograbi: Making films in the Middle East
Suite (212) podcast presented by Juliet Jacques and Tom Overton returns. In this episode, Juliet interviews Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi about chronicling the Occupation and Israeli politics more generally, and his experiments with the documentary form
Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi (b. 1956) has been documenting the Israel/Palestine conflict, and other issues in Israeli politics, since 1989. He has since made eight award-winning feature films and a number of shorts that forensically examine his home country's character and behaviour, and experiment with the documentary form. Juliet Jacques speaks to Mograbi about his life in cinema: how and why he chose film as his primary medium; how video and digital technology changed his practice; the logistics of getting his work funded and shown; and more.