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Photography as distancing

by Kate Fortmueller

Throughout Waltz with Bashir, Folman talks to friends and professionals about memory and experiences of trauma. In this sequence, Prof. Zahava explains how one soldier viewed war as if through the lens of a camera. Given that this is an animated documentary, what do you think is the significance of this metaphor of photography as providing a filter between reality and representation?

Waltz with Bashir (2009) - Photographs and Dissociation

In this sequence Ari Folman talks with post-trauma expert Prof. Zahava Solomon about memory and experiences of trauma.

from Waltz with Bashir (2009)
Creator: Ari Folman
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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