Virtual ScreeningThe link to watch this movie will be available on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm. To receive the link, please join the festival's mailing list.
Artist Eli Shamir paints the view from his studio balcony – fields stretching to the horizon, ancient oak trees, and a generation of farmers that is disappearing from the vistas of the Jezreel Valley. His large oils are treasured by collectors worldwide. It was director Ben Shani’s encounter with one of Shamir’s works that spawned the idea of documenting the artist at work. Neither of them had any idea that everything would change as the filming progressed, as an unforeseen danger threatened to rob Shamir of his talent. Filmed over the course of ten years, A lullaby for the Valley focuses on the fascinating figure of Eli Shamir and his paintings. As time passes, like the endless fields of the valley, they are transformed before our very eyes.
Join us for a live Q&A on Sunday, April 18th at noon EDT with filmmaker Ben Shani and artist Elie Shamir moderated by Dr. Aya Lurie, Director and Chief Curator of the Herzilyah Museum of Contemporary Art. A link for the zoom call will be sent prior to the event.