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Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams (2009)

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excellent documentary about one of the important writers and consciences of Israel today
11 August 2009 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

Amos Oz is one of the most important writers of Israel today, he is well known abroad, and his name is mentioned many times in the context of the Nobel Prize awards. He is also one of the most lucid activist writers in a country which still fights for its existence and with the definition of its character and path in the future.

I like the documentary screened by the European TV chain ARTE, which presents a long interview of Amos Oz, mostly centered around his biography, his childhood in Jerusalem in the 40s. his parents, his life in the kibbutz. Oz is also filmed while meeting with other writers, with politicians, while traveling abroad, or discussing the problems of the area with a prominent Palestinian intellectual. The commentary and Oz's testimony are well selected and interesting all over. His thoughts about the relations between Jews of European origin living in Israel and the old continent are worth being heard, and so are his comments about the peace process and politics in Israel. The only aspect that Oz does not speak about almost at all is his writings, and this may be the subject of a future film.


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