Middle East Studies

Documentary practice following Walter Benjamin's concept of history

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute 

Eyal Sivan,  director of Jaffa

Following his original proposal to consider Walter Benjamin’s seminal text “Theses on the Philosophy of History” as an attempt to define the documentary moving image practice, filmmaker and scholar Eyal Sivan Sivan will discuss Benjamin’s call “to brush history against the grain” in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’s documentary representation.

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