Post-film discussion with filmmaker Ran Tal, moderated by Israeli journalist David Caspi
Ran Tal (Children of the Sun), one of Israel’s most accomplished nonfiction filmmakers, has made an immersive new film about Jerusalem’s encyclopedic Israel Museum that will resonate with MFAH audiences. The Museum (Ha’mu’zeon) follows visitors, listens to speakers, and descends to storerooms, labs, and conference rooms to showcase the institution’s extraordinary collection. Interviews with a singing security guard, a Palestinian guide, a blind visitor, and the Israel Museum’s American-born director offer a dynamic impression of a unique and revered cultural institution.
“Exhilarating ... this masterful look at the Israel Museum goes much deeper than a conventional documentary.” —Jerusalem Post
The audience is invited to a reception in the galleries following the post-film discussion.
About the Filmmaker
Ran Tal has received multiple awards for his documentaries considering Israeli reality from historical social perspectives. He teaches cinema at Sapir College and Tel Aviv University. Tal cofounded the online magazine Takriv (Close Up), and he is one of the founders of Keshet Broadcasting.