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| 1 h 19 min

Preeminent UK playwright and screenwriter David Hare—whom The Washington Post referred to as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English”—writes and stars in this innovative animated feature that explores the reality of the wall separating Israel and Palestine as no film has before. Rich with rhythmic, raw imagery, the film is framed by Hare’s journey, as both his heart and mind are shaken by the incongruities and contradictions of life in the shadow of the wall.

  • writer
    David Hare
  • director
    Cam Christiansen
  • animator
    Cam Christiansen
    Sergey Solokhin
    William Dyer
    Niranjan Kailainathan
    Deepak Kumar
    Tyler Lemermeyer
    Gregory Marshall
    Joe Sie
  • producer
    David Christensen
    Bonnie Thompson
    Cam Christiansen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • programmer
    Sergey Solokhin
    Jugoslav Stojanov
  • lead animator
    Mitch Barany
    Price Morgan
  • production manager
    Mitch Barany
  • 2D classical animation
    Éléonore Goldberg
  • art direction
    Cam Christiansen
  • concept artist
    Cam Christiansen
  • editor
    Cam Christiansen
  • cast
    David Hare
    Elliot Levey
    Nayef Rashed
    Ammar Haj Ahmad
    Phillip Arditti
    Sam Cox
    Sara Kestelman
    Imran Mraish
    Raad Rawi
    Karzan Sherabayani
    Aviv Teller
    Atta Alzweidi
    Amir Boutros
    Paul Jesson
    Nicholas Le Prevost
    Tracy Ann Oberman
    David Schneider
    Lauren Silver
  • voice actor
    John Watson
    Michael Haddad
  • participant
    Maureen Hodgan
    Roman Golad
    Samir Bouzourene
    Naor Cohen
    Caitlin Leonard
    Dexter Bateman
    Morgan Bateman
    Martin Finnerty
    Dominic Girard
    Sarah Hawcroft
    Morna Stephensson
    Sam Wald
  • production services
    Highlight Films
  • producer of production services
    Noam Shalev
  • sound recordist
    Amir Shmueli
    Elad Goldi
    Shiraz Rishmawi
  • production coordination
    Karin Neumann
    Daniel Raz
    Raghad Mukarkar
    Hanna Abu Saada
  • technical supervisor
    Itay Mintz
  • casting director
    Alastair Coomer
    Juliet Horsley
  • legal services
    Goslings (UK) LLP
  • performance capture producer
    Phil Stilgoe
  • performance capture supervisor
    Stoo Haskayne
  • facial capture technician
    Mike Hedges
  • motion capture coordinator
    Iain Silvester
  • senior motion capture technician
    Kadel Barton
  • motion capture technician
    Matt Parker
  • motion capture assistant
    Jaleesa Tonge
  • motion capture post production manager
    Eddie Ellis
  • post-production assistant
    Gary Hewson
  • motion capture tracking manager
    Goran Kimitrijevic
  • god of tracking
    Igor Kovacevic
  • tracker
    Milos Knezevic
    Jelena Mitrovic
    Nenad Milosavljevic
    Zoran Muncan
  • sound designer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • composer
    James Mark Stewart
  • re-recording mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • credits
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • legal
    Christian Pitchen
  • researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Scot Morison
  • Photographer
    Michal Lavi
  • technical support
    Mohammed El-Haji
  • translator
    Larissa German
    Nora Dessouki
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Jasmine Pullukatt
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
    Esther Viragh
  • program administrator
    Bree Beach
    Ginette D'Silva
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • head, festivals and audience
    Élise Labbé
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom


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Ages 16 to 18

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
Geography - Human Geography
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Warnings: violence, smoking

Before viewing: On a map, locate Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, Tel Aviv, Nablus and Ramallah. Also, determine which countries are included in the term “Middle East” and establish where the wall has been built separating Israel and Palestine. What difficulties were faced when travelling to Nablus from Jerusalem? The price of the wall is quoted as four billion dollars. Was it worth it? In the final minutes of the film, we hear the opinion that Israel “became addicted to occupation.” Create a list of reasons to agree or disagree with this statement. Why do you think some of the graffiti near the end of the film is in colour? Discuss whether or not the wall should come down, as indicated by the CTRL - ALT - DELETE graffiti. What is your overall impression of the animation style used in this documentary?

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