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Dr. Paula Kabalo, director of Ben-Gurion University’s Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, will introduce the film.
Cost is $5 per person.
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About the film: An in-depth interview with David Ben-Gurion, one of modern history’s greatest leaders, emerges from the depths of the Ben-Gurion Archives at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where it lay unrecognized for decades. It is 1968, and Ben-Gurion is 82 years old. He lives in the seclusion of his home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a unique perspective on the Zionist movement. His introspective soul searching is the focus of this film, and his reflections provide a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.
Dr. Paula Kabalo is the director of BGU’s Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism and the Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program. Located on the Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Institute is home to the Ben-Gurion Archives, the equivalent of a Presidential Library in the United States. The Archives house David Ben-Gurion’s extensive collection of personal papers, diaries and letters. With access to these materials, Paula has great insight into Ben-Gurion’s thoughts and dreams for development in the Negev. She and her husband, Shlomo Kabalo, a staff member of the Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research at the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, make their home in Sede Boqer. Paula and her family made aliyah from Argentina. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University.