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1341 Frames of Love and War

Dir. Ran Tal | 90 min
Documentary Israel, United Kingdom, USA 2022
EnglishHebrew with English subtitles

For a year and a half, the acclaimed photo-journalist Micha Bar-Am allowed director Ran Tal to enter his vast archive of negatives. Composed entirely of images that Bar-Am took over more than fifty years, 1341 Frames of Love and War reveals the enormous price that comes along with documenting atrocities and wars.  

1341 Frames of Love and War provides an intimate portrait of an artist and a meditation on memory, violence and identity. Beyond this narrative tribute, the film offers a unique cinematic, visual, and sensory experience that explores how to imbue still photography with movement on the one hand, while freezing cinematic movement to distill meaning and emotion on the other. It is a complex love letter to the power, beauty and horror of photographic imagery.

From an archive of over half a million negatives taken by Israel‘s most celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am, 1341 FRAMES reveals an epic journey of self-doubt and questioning through the camera.

1341 Frames of Love and War is a complex love letter to the power, beauty and horror of photographic imagery.

Screening followed by a Q&A with Director Ran Tal, moderated by New York Times Columnist and best-selling author Tom Friedman.

Complimentary wine and beer will be served.

 

Schedule

Thursday, December 87:30 PM Cafritz Hall

Guests

Thomas L. Friedman, an internationally known author and journalist, has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times.  His foreign affairs column in The New York Times reports on US domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy.

For his coverage of the Middle East, Mr. Friedman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and 1988 for international reporting.  He was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary for “his clarity of vision…in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat.”  In 2004, he was awarded the Overseas Press Club Award for lifetime achievement and the honorary title, Order of the British Empire (OBE), by Queen Elizabeth II.

Ran Tal is an independent filmmaker whose documentaries focus on the Israeli reality through a social and historical perspective. He is the recipient of numerous awards internationally and in Israel from the Israeli Documentary Forum, the Jerusalem Film Festival and DocAviv. Tal is the recipient of the Ministry of Culture Cinema Art prize and the Landau Award for Stage Art.

Tal is the director of the International MFA Documentary Program at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. He is the founder and editor of Takriv (Close Up), an online magazine for the discussion and critique of documentary film

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