“Film Screening of Once I Entered a Garden and Discussion”
Avi Mugrabi is considered one of Israel’s most important documentarist, as well as a committed eyewitness of the Middle East conflict, an experimentalist, and avid reformist of cinematic language. As a political filmmaker he is also actively involved in „Breaking the Silence“, an organization of ex-soldiers dedicated to collecting testimonies about their service.
His films have appeared at festivals worldwide. Z32 (2008) received the Excellence Award at Yamagata Film Festival. Avenge But One of My Blue Eyes(2005) was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and received the Amnesty Award as well as special mention at the Rotterdam Film Festival.
His films are often experimental in form and are highly critical of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people. His latest film is Once I Entered a Garden.