Between Dreams and History is a film profiling American artist Shimon Attie, as he creates his first work of public art in the
United States after six years of artistic success in Europe. His
major theme: how to make human memory visible in the present. To
achieve this goal, Attie interviews today's residents of New York's
Lower East Side.
Using the residents' own languages, Yiddish, English,
Spanish, and Chinese, he projects their hand-written memories,
hopes, dreams, and prayers onto the walls and buildings of the
neighborhood. Ronnie Friedland of Jewish Family Life adds, "We
see joyful, amazed, and proud reactions of residents of the neighborhood
when they recognize familiar thoughts and memories, in their own
language, that are validated by being projected onto the public
space of their neighborhood."
Original, inspiring and thought
provoking, Between Dreams and History leaves a lasting