Photo: Gil Yohanan
Ben Gvir: Film Student
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Baruch Marzel
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Rightists take up cinematography to confront Arab lecturer

Marzel, Ben Gvir enroll in Sapir College in Sdeort to confront cinematography lecturer Nizar Hassan, who removed uniform-wearing IDF officer from classroom

While most university students are still unsure of what will be the fate of the current academic semester, the coming acdemic year  is certain to be an interesting one for Sapir College in the Negev because of two prospective new film students: Extreme right-wing activists Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir.


No, the two did not come to study in Sdeort due to a sudden affinity for Charlie Chaplin movies and the cinematique intricacies of Film Noir. They did not even come because of the Qassams.


It was an incident in November of 2007 that drove the two activists to Sapir College’s film department, namely cinematography lecturer Nizar Hassam’s removal of uniformed IDF officer Eyal Cohen from his classroom.


Hassan stated that he would not teach First Lieutenant (res.) Cohen, an intelligence officer, until the latter would step out of uniform and come to class in civilian clothing


This incident drove Ben Gvir and Marzel to enroll in Sapir. The two filled out application forms and paid the NIS 160 application fee. Both believe they will have little problem being admitted to the college.


“I would just love to study cinematography under Hassam,” said Marzel. “As a matter of fact I would love for him to ask me about my army service. I can only assure you that he will be the one walking out of the classroom.”


Ben Gvir noted that “I have always been fascinated with film and cinema, and I think film school is the natural course to take after attending law school. I am already preparing a back pack with a huge Israeli flag emblazoned on it, above which will be a caption reading ‘dedicated to Nizar Hassam with love’”. 


פרסום ראשון: 01.15.08, 15:25
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