Joseph Weits, the filmmaker's great-grandfather, is considered a pioneer of the land takeover. As a child, she merely knew him as "Grandfather Weits,"; the man who reforested Israel. In her role as film director however she questions this myth upon coming to the realisation that Joseph Weits also stands for the expulsion of the local Arab population. The result is a profound reflection on the founding myths of the state of Israel, the struggle for independence and the expulsion of the Arab (rural) population. To this end, Michal Weits makes use of archive recordings, as well as interviews with members of her family: In certain discussions, her father and uncles in particular defend “Grandfather Weits” and reproach the ever-critical filmmaker: after all, one cannot see the history of yesteryear through the eyes of today.
15.6. 21.00 Passagekino, followed by a discussion with mit Michal Weits, director
16.6. 17.00 MS Goldberg, followed by a discussion with mit Michal Weits, director
17.6. 21.00 Filmmuseum, followed by a discussion with mit Michal Weits, director