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KOUDELKA: SHOOTING HOLY LAND

KOUDELKA: SHOOTING HOLY LAND
photo © Gilad Baram

Czech photographer Josef Koudelka grew up behind the Iron Curtain and always wanted to know "what was on the other side". Forty years after capturing the iconic images of the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968, the legendary Magnum Agency photographer arrives in Israel and Palestine. On first seeing the nine-meter-high wall built by Israel in the West Bank, Koudelka is deeply shaken and embarks on a four-year project in the region which will confront him once again with the harsh reality of violence and conflict.


Gilad Baram is a photographer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker based in Berlin and Jerusalem. His work, focusing primarily on lens-based images in the era of Internet and big data, has won scholarships and prizes and has been exhibited in art venues worldwide. KOUDELKA: SHOOTING HOLY LAND is his directorial debut.
Genre Art, Politics, Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2015
Director Gilad Baram
Screenplay Gilad Baram, Elisa Purfürst
Cinematography Gilad Baram
Producer Gilad Baram
Co-Producer Radim Procházka
Production Company Nowhere Films, in co-production with Produkce Radim Procházka/Prague
Length 72 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 English, Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitled Versions English, Czech
Festivals DocAviv 2016, DOK.fest Munich 2016, Trieste 2017, Festival Filmer le Travail Poitiers 2017

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