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Past Events

Past EventsTuesday, February 21

Film: Agi Mishol: Things Happen

52 mins, Hebrew, English subtitles
Screenplay, Director and Cinematographer: Ruth Walk
Editor, Producer: Yael Perlov
 
For the past 30 years, Agi Mishol has been living in Kfar Mordechai, a village located near Gedera. She describes it as “the most natural place for me to be.” Now they are packing figs and pomegranates in her yard. She gets up at 8-9, the hours she writes, when her Alpha waves are still somewhat in a dream, at which time the poem emerges. The time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. She has three dogs, six cats, rabbits and a duck, a fleet of animals. She remembers by heart every poem she ever wrote. "She undoubtedly belongs to the dynasty of great Hebrew poets: Lea Goldberg, Dalia Rabikovich and Yona Wallach" wrote Dan Meron.
 
Mishol has published 11 books to date. “I was able to connect earth to sky in one stride,” she wrote in one of her poems. Thus the film attempts to connect her down-to-earth, sensual, Israeli-local world to her metaphysical ethereal world.

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