There's a screening of Avi Mograbi's August this Sunday at the Contemporary Art Platform in North London. Well worth going if you've not seen it. It's one of Avi's more reflexive and humorous films yet all the time offering a critique of the Palestine/Israel situation.
by AVI MOGRABI
Sunday 19th August, 17.00
As part of RECOGNISE, there will be a drink reception with a special screening of Avi Mograbi's remarkable documentary film AUGUST on Sunday 19th August 2007 at the Contemporary Art Platform.
Introduced by Predrag Pajdic
AUGUST - a moment before the eruption
72 minutes, 2002
Peace Film Award - Berlin International Film Festival 2002
Avi Mograbi believes that the month of August serves as a metaphor for whatever is hateful in the state of Israel. His wife, on the other hand, is rather fond of August, which represents to her all that is optimistic. And indeed, the filmmaker goes out to the street, and on one hand loses control over what is captured by his camera. Yet, on the other hand, he miraculously tells, by his failure to accomplish his mission and document what he was after, that very story, though in a totally different way from what he planned and without being aware of it at all. At the same time, in his home, his wife is taken captive by the producer of another film. This filmmaker is involved with a film concerning the massacre of tens of praying Moslem prayers by an Israeli physician in the cave of Machpela in the occupied town of Hebron in 1994. All three characters - the filmmaker, the filmmaker's wife and the producer â€“ are played by one person: Avi Mograbi. â€œThe idea behind August was very similar to the one proposed in the film by the filmmaker's wife: to make a film that would consist solely of violence, bickering, and anger. Just that. This is Israel, wherever you go, everything is fraught with violence.â€œ Avi Mograbi
Contemporary Art Platform,
1 Thane Villas, London N7 7PH
077 344 340 66
Sunday 19th August at 5pm
Admission is free but places are limited so please RSVP to Predrag Pajdic on email@example.com