The Makom Viewer's Guide to Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir is an astonishing work of art that sets fire to the deep human questions emerging from contemporary Israel. In our desire to encourage the Jewish world to engage with Israel through support combined with critique - what we call 'hugging and wrestling' - we cannot recommend this movie highly enough. Go see it! And if you've already seen it, go see it again!
However beyond experiencing the film, we would like to encourage you to talk and continue to think about it…
To this end we have developed the Makom Film Guide for Waltz with Bashir. We offer it as a free download, for your use. You may wish to print out the handout packet for your individual use. You may print out the one sheet handout to give out to a group going to the film. For those of you who plan on facilitating some form of group discussion following the film, we offer you the facilitator's guide, and for deeper follow-up the text study might be useful for you.
We acknowledge the support and collaboration of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the Jewish Agency for Israel. We were particularly happy to work with the Foundation for Jewish Culture, whose Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film had the remarkable foresight and taste to fund the making of Waltz with Bashir.