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Rafael 2 Fri, May 4, 2018 3:45 PM
Film Info
Section:Breaking Form
Art of Impact
Running Time:81 min.
Director:Cam Christiansen
Producer:David Christensen
Bonnie Thompson
Cast:David Hare
Print Source:National Film Board of Canada
Note Writer:Shari Kizirian


When it’s completed, the barrier between Palestinians and Israelis will stretch about 300 miles longer than the Berlin Wall. While Israelis feel protected by it, Palestinians are cut off from their land, water, and, of course, each other—having to negotiate tortuous routes and endure arbitrary waits at multiple checkpoints just to go about their daily lives. Based on the 2009 monologue by renowned British playwright and screenwriter David Hare, Wall ruminates on the terminology, the philosophy, and the reality of what the Israelis call a “security fence” and the Palestinians “an apartheid wall.” Troubling questions are made comprehensible with black-and-white animation that has a hand-crafted feel. Canadian director Cam Christiansen creates a malleable canvas for Hare’s journey of inquiry, revealing the bleak realities of the Occupation through the eyes of various Israelis and Palestinians the author has gotten to know. Outsiders, the filmmakers wisely do not offer a solution, only share a vision of what could have been had both sides chosen peace.

IN PERSON: Director Cam Christiansen

Preceded by OBJECTOR US 2017, 16 min, Director Molly Stuart
IN PERSON: Molly Stuart

Sponsored by:
Teresa Wolf

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Additional Information

Cam Christiansen is an award-winning director, animator and innovator in the world of 3D animation and digital filmmaking. His films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival and TIFF and made the latter’s top-ten list of Canadian short films twice. He also qualified for Academy Award ® contention by winning the Best Animated/Experimental Short award at the LA Film Festival in 2008. Wall is his first feature-length film and the second project he’s directed for the National Film Board of Canada.