Dec 02–18, 2005

Dream and Trauma

Moving Images and the Promised Lands

We often take for granted the names which are given to countries, lands and territories. How was Germany or America named? Looking through the folds of history we can find same aspects which can help find indications for these titled territories. In the same sense, Israel is the name of a nation, derived from the twelve tribes of Israel depicted in the Old Testament - but it is also the term describing an idea, a notion. The "Promised Land" of the Bible has become a dream for some people and a trauma for others. This extensive programme of film screenings and moving image exhibition looks beyond the classified into the complex realities of contemporary Israel and its occupied territories.