Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the architect of the Oslo Accords, was assassinated. Acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai blends the words of Rabin's widow, Leah, with live music and projections as a theatrical counterpoint to his 2015 investigative film Rabin, the Last Day. Seated at either end of a table, two actresses (Einat Weizman and Sarah Adler) read from Leah's memoirs. Together, they travel back through time to explore the violence that led to Rabin's assassination, traumatizing a country and sending shockwaves around the world. Premiered at the Festival d'Avignon last summer and coming to the Ford directly from the acclaimed Lincoln Center Festival, the piece exists between elegy and lullaby, "reconstructing the past and renewing the conscience of humanity." - Inferno Magazine

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