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Faces
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Gérard Maximin

IMAGE

Gérard Maximin, Benjamin Morel

MONTAGE

Cédric Delport

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Edgewood, Pieter van Huystee Film & TV (PVH Films), Nova Production

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Edgewood

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0002-E85B-002E-V-0000-0000-I
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?
  • France, Pays-Bas, Suisse | 2008 | 75 minutes | Vidéo
  • Un film de Gérard Maximin

Pour montrer qu’au-delà de ce qui les sépare, Israéliens et Palestiniens se ressemblent suffisamment pour pouvoir se comprendre, JR et Marco ont entrepris de réaliser, sans autorisation, la plus grande exposition artistique illégale au monde. Des hommes et des femmes, Israéliens et Palestiniens, exerçant le même métier, ont ainsi accepté de pleurer, rire, crier ou grimacer devant l’objectif de JR. Leurs portraits ont été collés face à face, dans des formats gigantesques des deux côtés du mur de séparation (barrière de sécurité) et dans plusieurs villes. Le film "Faces" revient sur cette aventure donquichottesque.

In March 2007 French photographer, street artist JR and his friend Marco embarked on the biggest illegal photo exhibition ever. Enormous portraits were pasted on both sides of the Wall of Separation, as well as in eight Palestinian and Israeli cities. The portraits were shot by JR and depicted laughing Israeli and Palestinians who hold the same job on different sides of the Wall of Separation. By pasting them side to side, 'Face 2 Face', on the notorious Wall of Separation, JR urged both Israelis and Palestinians to fight the stereotypes of 'the other' through the faces. The documentary "Faces" tells the fascinating story behind the Face 2 Face project. From the first photo shoots to the eventual pasting in such hotbeds like Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, Hebron and Ramallah: the camera was there, capturing JR's work, the pasting, but also the emotional reactions of the people of Israel and Palestine. The pasting of the portraits is but one aspect of the movie. The enormous posters of smiling Israeli and Palestinians form the starting-point of a trip and a reflection led by normal everyday people from the region, as well as by those who think and shape reality in this part of the world

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