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Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Chicago Documentary Film Premiere

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00 pm

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BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE is "a wistful ode to a lost generation of leaders who viewed simplicity as a virtue even as they strove for giant goals." — The New York Times

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In the great depths of an archive, six hours of interview footage was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders: David Ben-Gurion.

The footage was made in 1968. Ben-Gurion is 82 years old, five years before his death. He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse. Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul searching is the focus of this film, edited from that footage. In it, Ben-Gurion's clear voice provides a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.

Directed by Yariv Mozer.
Edited by Yael Perlov.
In English and Hebrew with English subtitles. 
70 minutes.

Yael Perlov, Editor of Ben Gurion, Epilogue, will join us to introduce the film and participate in a special post-premiere Q & A with Northwestern Professor Elie Rekhess and a representative from the Israeli Consulate.

Yael PerlovYael Perlov is a well-known Israeli film editor and producer. She is the daughter of David Perlov, the filmmaker of the original six-hour interview that is the basis of Ben Gurion, Epilogue.

This is the second time she and director Yariv Mozer have collaborated. The first time was on the feature film, Snails in the Rain (2013).

Photo at left

David Ben-Gurion 
Photo by David Marks, Courtesy Mozer Films.


Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Spertus Institute is the screening host for this Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema presentation, made possible by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest.