Route 181

Artist: Eyal Sivan & Michel Khleifi
video | documentary film | 272 | 2003

Eyal Sivan and Michel Khleifi’s documentary film, Route 181 (2003), explores the virtual Israel/Palestine border created by a 1947 United Nations Partition Plan.Through first hand interviews with inhabitants from the region, the filmmakers capture a situation that is as complex and multilayered as the plurality of the voices trying to describe it.Their intent is to convey a shared experience of displacement by studying a disputed territory that has been transformed into a fluctuating ruin. More than direct citations of these places, the film explores how the built environment can directly influence opposing formations of cultural identity.


Manifesta 5 | 2004.06.11 - 2004.09.30 | Arteleku(San Sebastián, Spain) | Casa Ciriza(San Sebastián, Spain) | Koldo Mitxelena(San Sebastián, Spain) | Kubo Kutxa Kursaal | Museo San Telmo(San Sebastián, Spain) | Ondartxo(San Sebastián, Spain) | San Sebastián | Soto del Aquarium(San Sebastián, Spain)