‘Let me Die with the Philistines’: Israeli documentaries as a critique of the enactment of ancient myths in Israeli society

@article{Meiri2012LetMD,
  title={‘Let me Die with the Philistines’: Israeli documentaries as a critique of the enactment of ancient myths in Israeli society},
  author={Sandra Meiri},
  journal={Studies in Documentary Film},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={307 - 322}
}
ABSTRACT Udi Aloni's Local Angel: Theological Political Fragments (2002) and Avi Mograbi's Avenge but One of My Two Eyes (2005) are two documentaries that differ greatly in style. What they have in common, however, is a critique of the many ways and forms in which ancient myths of sacrifice and self-sacrifice are revived and enacted in Israeli society. Aloni's documentary deals with the Biblical myth of the Binding of Isaac (the sacrifice of sons), examining the insidious effects of its… Expand

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