FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Opening Film Panorama Dockmente Berlinale '09
In a rare look at the region, Udi Aloni filmed his protagonists as they launched their new struggle. Finally refused re-entry by the Indian government, Aloni was forced to tell the rest of this story far from the land and the people he had come to admire.
His films Kashmir: Journey to Freedom (2009), Forgiveness (2006), Local Angel and Innocent Criminals (2003) have been screened at the Berlinale, among other venues around the world. In 2011, his book What Does a Jew Want? On Binationalism and Other Specterswas published by Columbia University Press.
In April 2012, New York's Public Theatre presented Aloni in his visual Midrash project with philosopher Slavoj Zizek.
In 2009, Aloni began working at the Cinema Department of the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee Camp. After the murder of his dear friend, Juliano Mer Khamis, the founder and head of The Freedom Theater, Aloni directed an Arabic adaptation of Waiting for Godot with the Freedom Theatre's graduated students. The play has toured to New York, Ramallah, Jaffa, Helsinki, Berlin, and Kassel.
Udi Aloni - Filmography
2009 Kashmir: Journey to Freedom (Documentary Film)
2006 Forgiveness (Feature Film)
2003 Innocent Criminals (Music Video)
2002 Local Angel (Documentary Film)
1996 Left (Documentary Film)