The film Local Angel is a personal yet political post-secular odyssey, combining poetry, music and images, both beautiful and horrific. A hybrid of diverse voices such as radical Jewish Kabbalism, Palestinian hip-hop, political activism and the writings of Walter Benjamin, it offers an entirely new way of understanding the Palestine-Israel conflict. Local Angel has received unanimous acclaim from some of today’s pre-eminent philosophers as well as from film festivals world-wide.
The book is a collection of essays, emails, poems and fables which further situate the themes of the film Local Angel. In addition to Aloni’s writings, it includes interventions on the film by Avital Ronell, Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek, email correspondence with Israeli scholars such as Moshe Idel and Amnon Raz Krakotzkin, and poems by Haviva Pedaya and Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar.
ICA / Cornerhouse - 2002 - 69 Minutes