In a lab-like location, Maia Levy, a young Jewish American woman, watches videos portraying life in the occupied West Bank, while verbalizing her thoughts and feelings in real-time. Empathy, anger, embarrassment, innate biases, and healthy curiosity — all play out before our eyes as we watch her watch the images created by the Occupation. As Maia navigates and negotiates the images, which threaten her worldview, she also reflects on the way she sees them. Her candid and immediate reactions form a one-of-a-kind cinematic testimony to the psychology of the viewer in the digital era.
An unusual documentary, The Viewing Booth recounts a unique encounter between a filmmaker and a viewer — exploring the way meaning is attributed to non-fiction images in today’s day and age. GW students and faculty are invited to watch the movie and join a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz that will take place on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 4:00 pm (EST).
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Please RSVP here in advance to receive a link to watch the movie and for the details of the online meeting with the filmmaker
* Due to copyrights restrictions, the event is only open to the GW community and is co-sponsored by GW’s JSTD, Film Studies & Hebrew Program