Balagan (1994)

Genres - Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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This German documentary looks at the provocative performance of an Israeli theater group. It also takes a look backstage. The avant-garde play they present, "Arbeit mach fret" sharply criticizes the modern Israeli obsession with the Holocaust. The theater at which it was produced, the Akko Theatre Center, was founded by Moni Yosef, an Iraqi Jew and daughter of a Czech holocaust survivor, and a Palestinian Muslim, Khaled Abu Ali. The reasons for the play and excerpts from the play itself are presented.

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stage, behind-the-scenes, Holocaust, Israeli [nationality], obsession, theater-troupe