Welcome to this week’s Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel.
This week, host Jessica Steinberg speaks to documentary filmmaker Tal Inbar and producer Nancy Spielberg, sister of Steven Spielberg, who premiered their new film “Closed Circuit” at DocAviv, Tel Aviv’s annual documentary film festival.
“Closed Circuit” uses security camera footage — much of it taken on the night of the 2016 terror attack in Tel Aviv’s upscale Sarona Market — when two men in suits shot at a crowd eating out, killing four people.
Inbar uses the footage to deconstruct the event, augmented by interviews with those who survived the attack, and who speak openly and honestly about their insights into that event as well as how it has affected them to this day.
The nearly-hour-long documentary is made up primarily of security camera footage, while the one-on-one interviews with the survivors were filmed at Sarona Market, just meters from the site of the attack.
Spielberg discusses her immediate fascination with the film upon receiving a ‘cold’ email from Inbar, as well as her own relationship to Israel.
She reflects on how the film resonates, particularly in the US, currently reeling from its own spate of tragic attacks.
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