Assaf Gruber

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Citizen in the Making
Video, 5'59", 2015

In Citizen in the Making, an Israeli-Jewish man, in his 20s, tells about a strange meeting he had with a beautiful Belgian nurse in front of a doctors clinic in Belgium. That morning, he came to the clinic for a surgery to circumcise himself in non religious manner. Arrogant and self confident, the young man seems to focus on the actions and figure of speech of the nurse who undermined him not mentioning the purpose of his visit to the doctor.

Written and directed by Assaf Gruber; Production:Green Production, Tel Aviv; Actor: Niv Zilberberg; Production Manger: Jonathan Stamler; Script: Assaf Gruber and Itay Merison; Director of Photography: Elad Debi; Sound Recordist: Vitaly Greenshpan; Sound Mix: Igor Klaczynski; Art Department: Hila Perz

Citizen in the Making is part of "The Anonymity of the Night", a project focusing on how political ideology of subjects is related mainly to personal stories and how it is being shaped, fleshed and self-manipulated through man’s life stories and not through theoretical knowledge.

Full video can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/118996021 (request password here)

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