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Shaar Hagay
Dir.: David Greenberg | 13 minutes

Shaar Hagay

1965 | 13 minutes

David Greenberg created this experimental film under the "Israeli Film Service," but deviated from the customary conventions of this institution in all possible ways, using no narration and creating an abstract film. Shaar Hagay communicates, without any nationalist or heroic pathos, the sense of terror during the 1948 War and the experience of the Siege of Jerusalem in that period. The film expresses the post-trauma of the war, experienced by Greenberg, without showing a single battle. One of the most radical avant-garde films ever made in Israel, Shaar Hagay was screened at the 1965 Venice Festival.