Weeklong Run at MoMA for Director Amos Gitai’s Carmel

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art screens Amos Gitai’s Carmel (2009) in a weeklong run from January 13 through January 18, 2010. The director’s newest film, Carmel combines fiction and nonfiction, and possesses elements of both documentary and feature filmmaking. Carmel charts the director’s course through Israeli history, and Gitai, who is only two years younger than Israel, becomes a lively symbol for the country itself. A child of the kibbutz, a young soldier wounded during the Yom Kippur War, and a sometimes testy but always honest artist whose works are more often welcomed abroad than at home, Gitai has led a life as dense, rich, and complex as the nation of his birth. Carmel blends historical elements with themes