The Museum

 

Israel, 2017

Director: Ran Tal

Hebrew with English Subtitles

Documentary

74 minutes

Sunday, May 26, 3:00 pm

 

“The Museum” explores the Israeli soul through visiting the galleries, storerooms and visitors to the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution. This is a documentary puzzle, simultaneously intriguing and amusing, which attempts to define the unique essence of the museum within the exceptional geographical, historical and political context in which it functions. With a sharp, ironic eye, the film follows the visitors, observes the observers, and descends to the museum’s basement, labs and conference rooms. The singing security guard, the Jerusalemite curator, the Haredi kashrut inspector, the Palestinian guide and the blind visitor are just a few of the characters that take part in a chain of activities which total the museum itself.

 

Celebrating Israeli Arts and Culture

 

Short films by students from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem

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