DigiSkills SCHOOLS

Monday, November 13, 2006

Walk on Water

Students from IES GUAZA, in Spain, have just seen the film Walk on Water, a movie from Israel, shot in 2004. People from 4th year liked it because it was a different kind of film (far away from US blockbusters). It was a unique opportunity to approach at the same time the Arab-Israeli conflict and the different ways of living our sexuality.
We highly recommend other schools in our project to spend their time watching this interesting movie.

The plot:
A hit man for Mossad is given the mission to track down the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex Nazi officer, who might be still alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister. He wants to convince her to come back to Germany for their Fathers birthday party.
The two men set out on an extended tour of the country during which, Axel’s frank and open attitude challenges Eyal’s rigid, clichéd values. Their friendship grows until he learns of Axel’s homosexuality. With this final straw he leaves.
To finish his mission Eyal has to go to Germany. He meets Axel once more and succeeds in being invited to the family party where secrets will be revealed.

Go further:
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: http://www.un.org/unrwa/
Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies: http://www.tau.ac.il/jcss/


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