On Demand

In the middle of the street

by b.h. Yael
Activists and ordinary citizens worth together to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
2002  ·  35m  ·  Canada, Palestine
Arabic, English, Hebrew
Arabic, English, Hebrew subs
About the Film

The loss of individual lives in Israel/Palestine as a result of the Israeli occupation is too much for any of us to comprehend at this point. The number of injuries and the psychic toll is even greater.  We do not see the full picture.  Most often the perspectives that are privileged are extremist ones. 

As well, we do not see or hear about the many actions by those who work for a viable solution and ultimately peace. Activists and ordinary citizens are taking part in protests, are involved in actions of cooperation, and are working together so that a different voice may be heard.

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About the Director

b.h. Yael

b.h. Yael is a Toronto based filmmaker, video and installation artist. She is Professor of Integrated Media at OCAD University and past Assistant Dean and past Chair of Integrated Media in the Faculty of Art.

Yael is the recent recipient of a Chalmers Fellowship Award and a Toronto Arts Council grant to media artists. Her most recent work, Trading the Future recently won the ‘Audience Award’ at the Ecofilms 2009 festival in Rhodes, Greece, and has also received the ‘Best Humanitarian Observation – Media Matters’ award at the Rivers Edge International Film Festival in Kentucky, USA. Trading the Future is a video essay that questions the inevitability of apocalypse and its repercussions on environmental urgencies.

Yael’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally and has shown in various settings, from festivals to galleries to various educational venues. Her work has been purchased by several universities. Yael’s past film and video work has dealt with issues of identity, authority and family structures, while at the same time addressing the fragmentary nature of memory and belonging. More recent work focuses on activist initiatives, political fear, apocalypse and gender. The work most often involves non-linear and hybrid forms, including dramatized and fictional elements combined with first person narration, autobiographical and documentary perspectives.

Other films by b.h. Yael