The Viewing Booth explores a space ostensibly off-limits to cinema — the internal experience of a viewer. 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. Maia is an enthusiastic supporter of Israel and the images, depicting Palestinian life under Israeli military rule, contradict some of her deep-seated beliefs. Empathy, anger, embarrassment, innate biases, and healthy curiosity — all play out before our eyes as we watch her watch the images. Her candid and immediate reactions form a one-of-a-kind cinematic testimony to the psychology of the viewer in the digital era.
|Running Time:||71 min.|
|Subject(s):||Conflicts, Current Affairs, Internet, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jewish Studies, Media, Middle Eastern Studies, Politics, Technology, War|
|Language(s):||English, Hebrew, Hebrew|
|Producer(s):||Liran Atzmor, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz|
|Editor(s):||Neta Dvorkis, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz|