Last night saw the screening of a new film by David Goldenberg, presented at the University of California buidling in front of students, community well-wishers and the cast and creative nucleus of The Admission.
RETURN TO HAIFA: THE OTHER’S STORY is a documentary about the making of the international stage production of RETURN TO HAIFA based on the novella by Ghassan Kanafani, adapted for The Cameri Theatre by Boaz Gaon.
It is filmed, produced, and edited by David A. Goldenberg, who’s documented several of Theater J’s “Voices From a Changing Middle East Festivals” over the years
(see the Voices On Video link for an archive of David’s videos for PANGS OF THE MESSIAH, THE ACCIDENT, and early segments of RETURN TO HAIFA.)
A discussion with filmmaker and director Sinai Peter was held following the screening. Looking forward to comments from those who were in attendance last night!
from David Goldenberg — official film blurb:
“Our film concerns the first mainstream Israeli play to deal with how the events of 1948 affected both sides. Adapted from the novella of controversial Palestinian writer, Ghassan Kanafani, “Return to Haifa”, forced everyone in the theater – cast, audience, and the creative team – to confront ‘the other’s story’”