Last night after the show there was a very special post-performance event. Eyal Sivan an Israeli documentary maker came to see the play and afterwards screened some excerpts from his Towards A Common Archive. These interviews were part of the Oral Histories day I went to at SOAS a couple of years ago which inspired me to write the play, so it was very exciting and moving for me to be able to see them again, and for the audience and cast to be able to share them.
Eyal picked some very interesting interviews and I think everyone was struck by them… It was also clear to see how they connected to the play - it was fantastic.
There's a short biog of Eyal at the bottom for those of you who are interested - his new film will be screened at the Palestinian Film Festival at the Barbican from 30 April to 14 May - I'm already excited to see it.
Tickets Update: We have only 4 performances to go, and they are more or less sold out - but there may be returns available so do ask to go on the reserves list.
Eyal Sivan is a London based Filmmaker, producer, essayist and scholar. Currently he is Reader in Media production and co-leader of the MA in Film Video and New Media program at the school of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of East London (UEL). Born in Haifa Israel in 1964, Eyal grew up in Jerusalem and after working as a professional photographer in Tel-Aviv he left Israel in 1985 and settled in Paris where he lived for 22 years. Eyal directed more then 10 worldwide awarded feature-length political documentaries and produced many others. His cinematographic works were shown and awarded various prizes in prestigious festivals. Beside worldwide theatrical releases and TV broadcasts, Eyal’s works are regularly exhibit in many major contemporary art shows around the world. Eyal publishes and lectures on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, documentary filmmaking and ethics, political crimes’ representation, political use of memory, genocide and representation. He is the founder and artistic director of the Paris based film production company, Momento! as well as the distribution company Scalpel. Sivan is the founder and Chief Editor of Cinema South Notebooks in Israel - a journal of cinema and Political critic, and editor as member of the editorial board of the Paris based publishing house La Fabrique. He’s member of the editorial board and columnist at the French social studies journal De l'autre Côté.