Artist

Dorit Naaman

Dorit Naaman is a film theorist and documentarist from Israel who immigrated to Canada. She earned a BFA in Film and TV (Tel-Aviv University), an MFA in filmmaking (Syracuse University), and a PhD in film theory (University of Alberta). She is currently teaching at Queen's University, Canada.

Her academic research focuses on Israeli (and to a lesser degree Palestinian) cinemas, primarily from post-colonialist and feminist perspectives. She is currently working on a book on Israeli media representation of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters. She also publishes on social issues in contemporary Israeli film and media.

Her documentary work is about identity politics and the politics of representation, and she developed a format of short videos, DiaDocuMEntaRY. The videos are embodied, personal, but not autobiographical, creating a tension between documentary and diary formats.

Dorit Naaman is an activist for a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli impasse.

Videography

DiaDocuMEntary: a piece in my puzzle

2012, 55:00 minutes, colour, English

Two Houses and a Longing

2008, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Jerusalem Walls: A Guided Tour

2006, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

The Silver Platter

2005, 03:30 minutes, colour, English

The Market's Song

2005, 04:30 minutes, colour, English

Home Bittersweet Home

2003, 16:00 minutes, colour

Salem / Jeru

2003, 08:00 minutes, colour

O Canada, E.T. & Me

2003, 06:00 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Middle Eastern Media Arts: An Introduction
by Dorit Naaman. Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, Fall 2002, v. 43, no. 2.
Lip Sync: Private Practice, Public View
by L. A. Trofimova et al. Reverse Shot, Spring 1995, v. 2, no. 4.