Magazine article Screen International

Yossi Atia to Bring Jaffa Road Terror Tour Work to Big Screen

Magazine article Screen International

Yossi Atia to Bring Jaffa Road Terror Tour Work to Big Screen

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Israeli performance artist and filmmaker Yossi Atia, who attracted international media attention in 2010 with his guided tours of terror attack sites on Jerusalem's Jaffa Street, is set to bring the provocative work to the big screen.

Atia presented the dark comedy, entitled Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive, at the Israeli cinema-focused Pitch Point event at the Jerusalem Film Festival (July 9-19) on Monday.

Eitan Mansuri and Jonathan Doweck of Tel Aviv-based Spiro Films are producing the picture which is set to shoot in early 2016.

The idea for the film was born out of Atia's terror tour work From Trauma to Fantasy, which he ran in 2010 as part of a public arts festival in Jerusalem.

That work and the film are inspired by Atia's own experiences during the Second Intifada, running from 2000 to 2005.

"Jaffa Street is the street which suffered the highest number of terror attacks in the world," said Atia at the presentation. …

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