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The Day Before Xmas
Micha Peled
Filmmaker
Through a conversation Micha Peled invites the audience to reflect upon an impossible ethical dilemma. Oscillating between reality and fiction, the film-maker calls upon our sense of justice.

(* this work of fiction contains sensitive content.)

The Day Before Xmas, Micha Peled, 2020

The current anxiety about facts and truth mostly focuses on the socio-political arena. But what about the personal? Art has always been concerned with the relationship between fiction, nonfiction, and autofiction, and in the role of ambiguity in our appreciation of the world. Since Heisenberg and Einstein in the 1920s, uncertainty is taken for granted even in physics. The Day Before Xmas, a short story in video, belongs in this ambiguous space. It addresses a profound ethical dilemma, pitting two critical moral imperatives against each other. The story is a product of this period marked by the pandemic as it is mostly taking place through a zoom call.

Micha Peled has worked as a documentary filmmaker for European (Arte, Channel 4, WDR) and U.S (PBS) public television. His award-winning Globalization Trilogy aired on 31 channels and over 100 film festivals on all continents, and received 20 international awards. Among his awards are the Amnesty International Human Rights Award, the Oxfam Global Justice Award, the PBS/Independent Lens Audience Award, and IDFA’s Green Screen Award.  He is currently sheltering-in-place in Guadalajara, Mexico, where this video short was edited. His permanent base is in San Francisco, U.S. He was born in Israel and also lived in Paris for a few years.

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Micha Peled has worked as a documentary filmmaker for European (Arte, Channel 4, WDR) and U.S (PBS) public television. His award-winning Globalization Trilogy aired on 31 channels and over 100 film festivals on all continents, and received 20 international awards. Among his awards are the Amnesty International Human Rights Award, the Oxfam Global Justice Award, the PBS/Independent Lens Audience Award, and IDFA’s Green Screen Award.  He is currently sheltering-in-place in Guadalajara, Mexico, where this video short was edited. His permanent base is in San Francisco, U.S. He was born in Israel and also lived in Paris for a few years.

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