“A Film that Tries to Understand Why Peace Failed”: Director Mor Loushy | The Oslo Diaries
As you made your film during the increasingly chaotic backdrop of the last year, how did you as a filmmaker control, ignore, give in to or, conversely, perhaps creatively exploit the wild and unpredictable? What roles did chaos and order play in your films?
To edit The Oslo Diaries in this crazy political period was not easy. In a period during which peace is so out of reach, that only to say the word “peace” makes you sound naive and out of touch with reality, a period in which a new war happens every two years, it felt very subversive to make a film that tries to understand why peace failed. I think that, for us, to make a film during a time when our government is becoming more and more right wing, it was important for us to look deeply into this chaos and make a little bit of order out of the past. Why peace failed, what exactly was signed in the Oslo accords and where was it all supposed to lead was a good way for us to try and understand the present, for ourselves and for our children.
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