27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Me and Arafat

Me and Arafat

director: Tamara Moyzes
original title: Me and Arafat
country: Czech Republic
year: 2003
running time: 3 min.


In 2003, an international peace conference was held in Ramallah in the West Bank, and Tamara Moyzes, who was studying abroad in Israel at the time, decided to cross the border and attend the conference. She even managed to sneak into a press conference with Yasser Arafat and make a video recording of it, which she then intercut with footage of her difficult journey across the border.


Tamara Moyzes is an Israeli-Slovak political artist, curator, and documentary filmmaker living and working in Prague. Her work focuses on the status of minorities, xenophobia, racism, nationalism, queer issues, and the conflict in the Middle East. She was born in Bratislava, where she graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Art. She then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, Israel. She studied at the New Media Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 2000 to 2005.

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director: Tamara Moyzes
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