HEB2.tv is an audio-visual production / research project on the divided city of Hebron, West Bank. A unique political, geographical, and demographical entity in the region, Hebron is home to an enclave of Jewish settlers entrenched in the midst of a predominantly Arab-Muslim population. Arguably the most violent and volatile friction point in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, H2 Hebron is a locus of competing national, religious, and territorial agendas. Taking Hebron as a test-case and laboratory of sorts, the project examines the Arab-Jewish relationship at multiple levels: at the level of personal interactions and lived experience among door-to-door neighbors; and at the symbolic levels of historical narrative, of religion, and of myth. Employing a mixed-bag of videographic techniques and formats, HEB2.TV attempts to map out this cultural, visual, and human environment that is at once both historically specific and emblematic of a broader, national and global condition.
Project by Mich’ael Zupraner.
Produced with the assistance of the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon and the HEB2 Center in Tel Rumeida, Hebron.
Generously supported by the Ostrovsky Family Fund and through a Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship.
Programming by Mohamed Hafez.