Jan 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Israeli Settler Kitsch and Stolen Beauty
Journalist Kiera Feldman and film critic Tom McCormack in attendance for discussion.
This event will have two parts.
First, journalist Kiera Feldman will present a curated selection of propaganda movies and youtube ephemera produced by suburbanite American Jews who become settlers in the West Bank.
Next, film critic Tom McCormack will introduce a screening of Israeli video artist Guy Ben-Ner’s “Stealing Beauty,” a Marxist family sitcom set in an Ikea that takes as its subjects property, the family, and revolution.
Followed by a Q&A with Feldman and McCormack
Kiera Feldman is a reporter for the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund. She has written for The Nation, n+1, nymag.com, Mother Jones, This Land, and elsewhere. Her most recent article in Vice magazine, “Living the American Dream in the West Bank,” investigates the steady flow of dollars and immigrants from the suburbs of New York to the Israeli settlements.
Tom McCormack is a writer and curator living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Moving Image Source, Film Comment, Cinema Scope, Rhizome, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications.