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Green Laser

Runtime:
15 min.
Year of Production:
2011
Country:
Kanada
Director:
Production Company:
John Greyson
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

A mashup of Otto Preminger’s film EXODUS about the founding of the state of Israel, with the voices of Canadian activists who take part in the Gaza flotilla raid in their boat. In typical comic book hero style, the Green Lasers fight against oppression and injustice in the Gaza strip.

BIOGRAFIE John Greyson

The Canadian film and video artist was born in Nelson, British Columbia in 1960. He studied film at the Canadian Film Center and has made over 60 award-winning feature films, installations, transmedia works and shorts. In 1989, he won a Teddy Award for Urinal; in 1991, he received another for The Making of Monsters. His work combines documentary and fictional elements and explores issues including queer activism, homophobic violence, AIDS activism, anti-apartheid and anti-war struggles, conflicts in the Middle East, police entrapment and prison abolition. He has taught film production at York University in Toronto since 2014.
 

FILMOGRAFIE John Greyson (selection)

2021 International Dawn Chorus Day  2020 Auterson Clock  2020 Prurient  2018 Towel   2018 Gazonto  2017 Memurial  2011/2012 Teddy Kurzfilmrolle 2012  2011 Green Laser  2010 Covered  2010 Rex Vs. Singh  2008 Fig Trees  2007 Orange Clouds   1997 Uncut  1993 Zero Patience  1990 The Making of Monsters  1988 Urinal 

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