The film chronicles a few months in the life of Pinchas Cohen-Gan – one of Israel’s greatest artists.


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The Bunker

A Film by: Nitza Gonen
(Israel, 2002, 50 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles)

Pinchas Cohen-Gan is an Israeli artist of Moroccan descent and extensive Western education who chose to live in Israel “because here I am a refugee only once and not twice.” In order to examine his identity and position in Israel as an oriental immigrant, Cohen-Gan plans a journey to Germany and an installation of his work at the site of Hitler’s bunker. Tensions rise as plans for the art installation grow increasingly complicated, and Cohen-Gan alternates between enthusiasm and regret as he must decide whether to follow through with his project or not.