Documentary Filmmaking as a Territory of Freedom: A master class with filmmaker SIMONE BITTON


The master class is in English, and is free and open to the public. Filmmaker Simone Bitton -- a citizen of both France and Israel and self-defined "Arab Jew who likes neither walls nor borders" -- works and makes films in Israel and Palestine. Bitton has directed more than 15 documentary films and won numerous awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the César. She will present clips from WALL, her award-winning documentary about the separation fence destroying one of the most historically significant landscapes in the world, and discuss her latest investigative documentary -- the controversial RACHEL -- about the American peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli Army bulldozer while protesting the Israeli destruction of Arab homes in Palestine. RACHEL will be showing in New York at Anthology Film Archives from October 8 through October 14.


6 October 2010, 6:00 PM
East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University