An educational short film presenting the concept of "Peace Journalism", mixed technique of stop motion and macro photography.
The press and news to which we are exposed to every day, create in our mind a negative image of the world surrounding us. Norwegian prof. Johan Galtung, the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies, claims that our common daily news should be classified as War Journalism. This kind of journalism tends to represent conflicts as an endless war, and by using text, editing and photography that negatively impact world opinion and the news we consume. Galtung’s new recipe of Peace Journalism offers a different perspective for the press. This video presents the main principles of Peace Journalism using hummus, which is a staple dish for both Israelis and Palestinians, as an analogy to reality.
The film was shown in the 16th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA (Novi Sad, Serbia), in the International Short Film Festival (Detmold, Germany) and in the “Vitrina Gallery – Shpagat” (Tel aviv, Israel).
Chickpeace Street Installation
The film was shown in Tel Aviv as a window street installation for the people passing at the “Vitrina Gallery – Shpagat”.