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International Film Series Screening of The Viewing Booth

The Viewing Booth (2019-U.S./Israel-70 min.) directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

The Viewing Booth recounts a unique encounter between a filmmaker and a viewer — exploring the way meaning is attributed to non-fiction images in today’s day and age. In a lab-like location, Maia Levy, a young Jewish American woman, watches videos portraying life in the occupied West Bank, while verbalizing her thoughts and feelings in real time. Maia is an enthusiastic supporter of Israel, and the images in the videos, depicting Palestinian life under Israeli military rule, contradict some of her deep-seated beliefs. Empathy, anger, embarrassment, innate biases, and healthy curiosity — all play out before our eyes as we watch her watch the images created by the Occupation. As Maia navigates and negotiates the images, which threaten her worldview, she also reflects on the way she sees them. Her candid and immediate reactions form a one-of-a-kind cinematic testimony to the psychology of the viewer in the digital era.

(https://www.theviewingboothfilm.com/en/the-film/)

Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30pm

Wilder Pavilion
Wilder Pavilion, 165 Adamian Academic Center, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452

Event Type

Arts, Culture, Film, Music

Event Audience

All students, Alumni, Business community/public, Faculty/Staff, Parents and families

Cost

Free and open to the public.

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