Natalia Sliwowska

100 Men

Hadas Neuman | STET - The English Theatre
The Hague Storytelling Festival
vr 25 nov - 20:00
vr 25 nov 2022
20:00
  • vr 25 nov 2022
    20:00
    Zaal 3, Den Haag
    De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A
    Geweest

An unrequited love, a sip of whiskey, undisturbed sleep, an unborn child, a warming hug, a bite of a fresh strawberry, the sun directly on your skin…. People long for a lot and have many unanswered desires! That is the wonderful theme of The STET Storytelling Festival. From 25 to 27 November, Zaal 3 will be under the spell of storytelling.

The festival opens on Friday with a unique storytelling show of the award-winning documentary maker Hadas Neuman titled 100 Men. Neuman is on a mission to find different ways in which she can use unpredictability as a narrative tool to reclaim the spectacle of everyday life.

Trying to rebel against traditional and patriarchal storytelling, Hadas, a female filmmaker, is roaming the Kiryat Joseph neighborhood in Givatayim (a sleep-city bordering Tel Aviv-Yafo) with a camera in her tote bag.

Accompanied by a treadmill and live narration the filmmaker creates conversations with the men she filmed in the past – having a second opportunity to tell them, herself and the audience things she was not able to tell in real-time.

Letting herself be freely and randomly attracted to moments and people, she intentionally loses agency. While gathering small portraits of people with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, she realizes they have one thing in common: they are all men from the age of 65 to 95.

It becomes apparent that she’s actually trying to fill an absence of her father through filming. He lives in that same neighborhood but she is not allowed to meet him. The personal starts to leak in more and more as she starts to ask these men questions that she holds for her own father. Thereby entangling topics like fatherhood, regrets, masculinity, generations gap and more.

About Hadas Neuman

Hadas Neuman (Israel/Netherlands, 1984) is (mostly) a filmmaker who enjoy mixing genres and forms. This is her first performance as a storyteller not hiding behind the camera and she is both thrilled and trephined to find herself standing on stage.

She’s a BA graduate majoring in script-writing and directing at Sapir College, school of Audio & Visual Arts and graduated from the Master of Film at the Netherlands Film Academy. Her films have been screened at Docaviv, Go short Nijmegen, Crossing Europe, This human world, – Haifa IFF, Jerusalem arts, Hong Kong ifva FF, Epos and more.

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The Hague Storytelling Festival

An unrequited love, a sip of whiskey, undisturbed sleep, an unborn child, a warming hug, a bite of a fresh strawberry, the sun directly on your skin…. People long for a lot and have many unanswered desires! That is the wonderful theme of The STET Storytelling Festival. From 25 to 27 November, Zaal 3 will be under the spell of storytelling.

Credits

Dramartugy and Choreography Orian Michaeli | Artistic consultant Sarah van Lamsweerde | Thanks Natalia Sliwowska, Jorik Amit Galama, Sabine Groenewegen