Current Trends in Israeli Films

Facilitator: Uta Larkey has been a Professor at Goucher College for many years. She has taught a variety of courses in Holocaust Studies, in German language, culture and film as well as Israeli cinema. She is the co-author of the book, Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family's Untold Story and is author of several articles, including Multilingualism in Israeli film.

Dates: Wednesday, September 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 10:30 –11:45 a.m.

Location: Agus Library

Why have Israeli documentary and feature films become international success stories in recent years? This course looks at the Israeli film production, film aesthetics, and human interactions in the vibrant, multicultural, and continually changing Israeli society. We will approach each film from different perspectives and examine the multiple ways in which Israeli cinema contributes to “narrating the nation.” We will discuss topics such as Memory and Trauma, National Identities, Kibbutzim, Gender, and Religion in Israeli film.

Fee: $50/Beth El Congregation members; $60/non-members. Registration is required for all participants.

For further information, contact Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.