Avi Mograbi: Making films in the Middle East


Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi (b. 1956) has been documenting the Israel/Palestine conflict, and other issues in Israeli politics, since 1989. He has since made eight award-winning feature films and a number of shorts that forensically examine his home country's character and behaviour, and experiment with the documentary form. Juliet Jacques speaks to Mograbi about his life in cinema: how and why he chose film as his primary medium; how video and digital technology changed his practice; the logistics of getting his work funded and shown; and more.