in the frame of the Mobie Archive Exhibition
Nissim Mossek, "Citizen Nawi”
(2007, Israel, 80 min.)
Citizen Nawi documents the tumultuous life of one of the most fascinating men in the Israeli left - Ezra Nawi - a plumber by trade and a political activist who fights for Palestinians' rights. Simultaneously, Nawi engages in a personal battle for his partner Fuad, a Palestinian from Ramallah and an illegal resident chased by law enforcement officials. Tracking the two intertwined parts of Nawi's life, the film uncovers a deep seated racism and homophobia that is common everywhere.
Nissim Mossek is an Israeli documentary director, writer and producer for film and television. Since 1986, Nissim Mossek has been the Director and Editor for Biblical Productions. Regarded as a Director with a social conscience, Mossek won the Landau Award as the Best Director of 2004 for documentary film. As a Director/Editor Nissim continues exploring controversial subjects such as racism, homosexuality, and other cultural boundaries in Israeli society.
Ezra Nawi, Israeli pro Palestinian activist (IL)
Ezra Itzhak Nawi (born 1952) is an Israeli human rights activist and pacifist. He is particularly active among the Bedouin herders and farmers of the South Hebron Hills. He has been charged for numerous infractions of the law, convicted for a number of offences, and served several short stints in prison as a consequence of his activism. He has been described as "a working-class, liberal gay version of Joe the Plumber". Some regard him as an extreme leftist activist and troublemaker. According to David Shulman, he is an Israeli exponent of Gandhian civil disobedience. He came to international attention after being convicted in 2007 of participating in a riot and assaulting two police officers in connection with the demolition of Bedouin homes in the West Bank by Israeli border policemen. In 2008, Nissim Mossek produced a film on his life, private and public, which has had mixed reviews.
16.4.2012 7 p.m.
Dittrichova 9, Prague
Screenning of a documentary film "Citizen Nawi", by Nissim Mossek
The event is held as a part of Tamara Moyzes Curator´s Choice in the frame of the Mobile Archive Exhibition.
Due to time reasons the evening will include only screening and discussion. Lecture by Shlomiho Yaffe has been postponed. Thank you for your understanding and apologize for any resulting complications.
held in English
The Mobile Archive Exhibition
three-months hosting of extensive Israeli multimedia archive,
23.2. -3.6. 2012