Video

Breaking Walls

Nir Nader

2004, 47:00 minutes, colour, Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles

TAPECODE 220.02

“Breaking Walls,” Video 48's third documentary, follows three people whose paths intersect at a mural in an Israeli Arab village.

One is American mural painter Mike Alewitz. His work, from L.A. to Cuba to Baghdad to Chernobyl, is dedicated to the working class. In 2003, when Israel began walling itself off from the Palestinians of the West Bank, Alewitz asked the Workers Advice Center (WAC) to help him find a site for a mural in an Arab village. WAC chose Kufr Qara, where it had 25 members, construction workers all, and a promising wall at the football stadium.

Within Arab society, the visual artist is often criticized as “unproductive” and the manual laborer as a failure. Alewitz’s visit created a counter-example. Little by little, the workers were attracted to what was happening on the stadium wall.

The film follows two other figures as well: WAC activist Dani Ben Simhon and WAC construction worker Mus'ab Salameh.

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