Podcast: Spielberg-produced documentary dissects 2016 Tel Aviv terror attack

Welcome to this week’s Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel.

This week, host Jessica Steinberg speaks to documentary filmmaker Tal Inbar and producer Nancy Spielberg, sister to Steven Spielberg, who premiered their new film “Closed Circuit” at DocAviv, Tel Aviv’s annual documentary film festival.

“Closed Circuit” uses security camera footage — much of it taken on the night of the 2016 terror attack in Tel Aviv’s upscale Sarona Market — when two men in suits shot at a crowd eating out, killing four people.

Inbar uses the footage to deconstruct the event, augmented by interviews with those who survived the attack, and who speak openly and honestly about their insights into that event as well as how it has affected them to this day.

The nearly-hour-long documentary is made up primarily of security camera footage, while the one-on-one interviews with the survivors were filmed at Sarona Market, just meters from the site of the attack.

Spielberg discusses her immediate fascination with the film upon receiving a ‘cold’ email from Inbar, as well as her own relationship to Israel.

She reflects on how the film resonates, particularly in the US, currently reeling from its own spate of tragic attacks.

Times Will Tell podcasts are available for download on iTunesTuneIn, Pocket CastsStitcher, PlayerFM or wherever you get your podcasts.

Check out this previous Times Will Tell episode:

You’re a dedicated reader

That’s why we started the Times of Israel ten years ago – to provide discerning readers like you with must-read coverage of Israel and the Jewish world.

So now we have a request. Unlike other news outlets, we haven’t put up a paywall. But as the journalism we do is costly, we invite readers for whom The Times of Israel has become important to help support our work by joining The Times of Israel Community.

For as little as $6 a month you can help support our quality journalism while enjoying The Times of Israel AD-FREE, as well as accessing exclusive content available only to Times of Israel Community members.

Thank you,
David Horovitz, Founding Editor of The Times of Israel

Join Our Community

Join Our Community

Already a member? Sign in to stop seeing this

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.