Three Short Films by Dani Gal
2011-18, Dani Gal, Germany, 75 min.
- Tue, Jul 10th 8:00pm
"Gal raises questions regarding personal and collective memory and the changing relationships between victim and perpetrator." - Naomi Lev, Artforum
Three films by Israeli video artist Gal, who lives and works in Berlin, reimagine the past by reconstructing historical events that examine the way history and memory hover between fact and fiction. NIGHT AND FOG (NACHT UND NEBEL, 22 min.) is a reenactment of the night Adolf Eichmann was executed by Israeli policemen who later disposed of his ashes into the sea. AS FROM AFAR (WIE AUS DER FERNE, 26 min.) is a fictionalized account of a meeting between Simon Wiesenthal and Albert Speer in the 1970s, as they pursue an unlikely friendship despite controversy. WHITE CITY (WEISSE STADTE, 25 min.) revolves around the complex character of Arthur Ruppin (1876-1943), one of the founders of the Zionist Settlement who promoted coexistence with the Palestinians before the establishment of the state of Israel. Presented in partnership with Goethe-Institut Chicago. In English and German with English subtitles. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of Dani Gal)
Tuesday, July 10: Filmmaker Dani Gal is scheduled to appear for an audience discussion, moderated by Irmi Maunu-Kocian, Program Coordinator of the Goethe-Institut Chicago.