Reels on Wheels


Reels on Wheels is a mobile cinema project that will visit neighborhoods, towns, villages, and communities to project films and video works by local artists.

In the last decades we have watched as movie theaters have moved to the giant malls, video has entered the home, the price of a movie ticket has gone up and up, and the collective movie-watching experience has nearly faded, More and more people cannot afford to take part in this experience, not to mention those with limited mobility. In today’s age, when virtually any frame and shot can instantaneously reach our personal computer screen and cellular phone, we believe that the arts of cinema and the video must ask themselves—what is their place in today’s reality? The Reels on Wheels project is one chance to restore the viewing of these arts as a public and community event.

Every day, Reels on Wheels will visit a different community and will take part in the activities organized there by various organizations and centers in the community. Among others, Reels on Wheels will visit in communities affiliated with the organization Mahapach-Taghir: villages from the council of unrecognized villages in the Negev; the Ramat Eliyahu Art Workshop; “Mahsan 52” in Yeruham; and more. In each place, classic films will be screened on 16mm alongside films and video works by local filmmakers and artists. The artists themselves will join the journey, present their works, and speak with the audience.

The program will vary from place to place and will try to adapt itself to different spaces. In addition to the mobile program, in some of the places, we will screen works by artists from the community itself, such as 900 Meters Productions in Mitzpe Ramon; or youth community cinema projects, such as short films by youths from Beit Jann; in Kiryat Shmona, we will even set out to shoot a short movie with one of Mahapach’s youth groups. The video, on people in the neighborhood, will be shown on the second screening day in the neighborhood.

The participating filmmakers and artists:

Avigail Sperber, Avishai Sivan, Oron Cohen, Uri Katzenstein, Eyal Halfon, Ayelet Menahemi and Eilona Ariel, Alon Alsheich, Alex and Ziad Bakri, Asaf Saban, Basel Tannus, Yael Bartana, Gur Bentwich, David Noy, Daniel Sivan, Hadasa Goldvicht, Luna Matar, Max Epstein, Firas Khoury, Home:Site Project, Shadi Sarour, Shahar Marcus, Tamar Shippony, sala-manca group,

Reels on Wheels is a project of Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art and Media Center.

With the generous support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund

Concept and curator: Thalia Hoffman

Production: Mamuta & Thalia Hoffman

Reels on Wheels is made possible thanks to the partners in the various communities, the volunteers, and the artists, all of whom have contributed from their time and creativity.

With the generous support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund