Brilliantly assembled entirely of footage from countless TV appearances, “King Bibi” charts the ascent of Israel’s media-savvy prime minster. As his political fortunes rose, Netanyahu quickly perfected his skills as a master of public speaking and media manipulation. Through four decades of news conferences, interviews, and speeches, Netanyahu exhibits an obsessive, near-faultless execution of his public image. 20 years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of a toxic relationship with the media and direct communication with the public. Deconstructing the man who ushered Israeli politics into the 21st century with an American-style of politicking, this potent portrayal reveals Netanyahu’s instinct for seizing power through the art of communication.
Director: Dan Shadur | Israel | 2018 | 87 minutes | Hebrew w/ English subtitles.
New England premiere, featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Dan Shadur.
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465 Huntington Ave
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$13.00 senior, student
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