Separation fence or apartheid wall? Originally heralded as a “Fence for Life,” the Israeli West Bank Barrier separating Israel and Palestine has come to embody the failure of diplomacy and the death of normalcy in the Holy Land. In WALL, playwright David Hare visits Jerusalem, Ramallah and Nablus, accompanied by Israeli and Palestinian guides to examine the personal, social, political, and economic implications of this imposing edifice whose very existence contravenes international law.
WALL is the first animated feature documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Directed by Calgary's Cam Christiansen, and produced by Alberta’s David Christensen and Bonnie Thompson, WALL was animated at New Machine Studios in association with staff and students of The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. It uses footage shot on location in the Middle East and 3D motion capture sequences filmed at London’s Pinewood Studios.