The title of the upcoming masterclass with Amos Gitai is a stroke of genius. As a man who holds degrees in architecture from not one but two universities, and the son of Munio Gitai Weinraub, a Bauhaus educated architect, if anyone could help rebuild his country's problematic legacy, it would be Gitai.
"Who are the people who are trying in this situation to build bridges? I’m just an architect, I like bridges." - Amos Gitai, 2017
Meeting up with the filmmaker is always a lesson in fairness, in finding justice among the rubble of politics. From West of the Jordan River, to Ana Arabia, and all the way to A Tram in Jerusalem, Gitai lets his audience imagine an Israel that promotes a dialogue between its Jewish and Arab sides.
This coming Monday, at the Institut français in London's South Kensington, Gitai will give a masterclass moderated by film critic and author Jonathan Romney and if past chats this writer has had with the Maestro are any indication, this one should be a fascinating adventure in the power of dialogue.
For more info and to purchase tickets, check out the Institut's website.