Israeli Cinema – The Changing Uses of the Moving Image

Film has played a significant role in the Jewish National Home from the days of the British Mandate and until today in modern Israel. In the pre-State period (to 1948) the Zionist movement mobilized support through the lens of the camera, projecting a specific image of Palestine/Land of Israel and an idealized view of the creation of a new Hebrew nation. The medium of cinema was used both for advocacy and for self-definition. Following the creation of Israel, film became an important means of social integration, creating shared images of the dramatic events surrounding the creation of the State and its early years. Eventually a film industry developed that was free of dependence on

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2 Points

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Fall 2017

Ronald W Zweig
R: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM KJCC BSMT