Making 'The Wire' in the West Bank: Yuval Adler's long road to his critically acclaimed movie
15 years after deciding to be a filmmaker, Adler has finally released his debut feature, 'Bethlehem.' The result, say more than a few critics, is one of the most powerful Israeli films ever made.
In 1990, I was a new reservist, a first-year student at Tel Aviv University who had perhaps come back to Israel too soon after a New York-focused year, and certainly returned too soon to the unit’s base in the north, a year after my discharge. The base’s strongest feature was its forlornness. A helipad in the middle of nowhere, sequestered amid quite unremarkable open...
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