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Studying Waltz with Bashir

Giulia Miller

Abstract

On its release in 2008, Ari Folman's animated documentary Waltz with Bashir was heralded as a brilliant and original exploration of trauma, and trauma's impact on memory and the recording of history. But it is surprising that although the film is seen through the eyes of one particular soldier, a viewpoint portrayed using highly experimental forms of animation, this has not prevented Waltz with Bashir from being regarded as both an “autobiographical” and “honest” account of the director's own experiences in the 1982 Lebanon War. In fact, the film won several documentary awards, and even those ... More

Keywords: war film, soldier, 1982 Lebanon War, trauma, Israel, Holocaust memory, Israeli identity, Israeli Holocaust cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325154
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325154.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giulia Miller, author