Saturday, January 31, 2009

Worldview: Ari Folman -- Waltz with Bashir

Waltz With Bashir
Worldview (WBEZ: Chicago)

Israeli director Ari Folman was a reservist during Israel’s war with Lebanon in the 1980s. Although involved in the 1982 invasion--for most of his adult life--he blocked out all memories of his experience. The new animated documentary Waltz with Bashir confronts Folman’s forgotten past. In a painstaking process that took years, he taped nine former servicemen and hired animators to interpret their stories.

Ari Folman came to Chicago in December to promote Waltz with Bashir. He told Worldview contributor Milos Stehlik that his film could’ve been written by a veteran of any modern war.

To Listen to the Interview

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