Political Myths

1977 | Runtime 30' | 16 mm | B&W | Film lost.

Political Myths covers the annual festival of Betar and its fascist undertones. A young man talks about creating a new Jewish race. The second sequence presents the conceptual artist Avital Gueva, who placed cow heads along the demarcation line between Israel and the occupied territories on the south coast, an evocation of Moses' dilemma with the Golden Calf. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he intended to create an abstract religion based on a strong moral code and not on territorial assumptions. Today, the settlers base their legitimacy on a religion that is both pagan and territorial.