EVENT: Panel discussion and film streaming of 'Wall' (2017), 2 - 9 July, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester, in collaboration with UK Jewish Film
'Wall' | Dir. Moran Ifergan | Israel 2017 | 64 mins | Hebrew with English subtitles
Winner of Best Israeli Film Award at the 2017 Docaviv festival.
“You lack inner peace, I can see it in your eyes…” With this abrupt remark thrown at her by a woman visiting Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, filmmaker Moran Ifergan is reminded of the religion she left in her late teens, when she used to frequent this holy site. While her marriage falls apart, Moran takes us on an around-the-clock journey to the women’s side of the Wall; mixing between private and public, sound and image, God and His absence.
Director Moran Ifergan, who grew up ultra-Orthodox and is now secular, says she also inhabits a strange middle ground that has brought turbulence to her personal life, but depth and clarity to her filmmaking. Her film, “The Wall,” explores the spirituality surrounding Israel’s sacred Western Wall, known to many Jewish pilgrims as the Wailing Wall.
This film streaming is accompanied by a recorded discussion with Robyn Ashworth-Steen, Principal Rabbi of Manchester Reform Synagogue, and Cathy Gelbin, Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Manchester. The discussion is chaired by Judy Ironside MBE, Founder and President of UK Jewish Film.
You can find information how to stream the film and the discussion at http://www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/screen-and-talk/