French national museum hosting 'Israel TV Week'

Keshet CEO and stars of Shtisel and Fauda set to appear at event

THE NEW series 'Autonomies,' which began airing in Israel last month (photo credit: OHAD ROMANO/HOT)
THE NEW series 'Autonomies,' which began airing in Israel last month
(photo credit: OHAD ROMANO/HOT)
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseilles, France will be dedicating four days to exploring current Israeli television.
The museum, known as Mucem, will kick off its Israeli TV Series Week on Thursday with a slate of programming including a talk by Keshet CEO Avi Nir, who will discuss the history of Israeli television and its explosion onto the global stage over the past decade.
The world is in a golden age of television, the museum said, “and we are not witnessing another exclusive victory for American hegemony, since, in less than a decade some small countries have become world leaders in this field: Denmark, Sweden, Australia and especially Israel, the largest exporter of TV series per capita, some of which are broadcast in more than 40 countries.”
The four days of the special event have been divided up into three categories of television shows: women, religion and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The series to be screened about women include the HOT show Metumtemet (Dumb), created, written and starred in by Bat-Chen Sabag, and On the Spectrum, a Yes series about young adults with autism that won the top prize at Series Mania in France earlier this year.
On the topic of religion, local audiences can see episodes of the hit Yes show Shtisel, which focuses on an ultra-Orthodox family living in Jerusalem’s Meah She’arim; and Autonomies, the new HOT dystopia that imagines a State of Israel divided into two autonomous nations – haredi and secular.
And the day devoted to TV shows about the conflict, of course, will see the screening of three episodes of Fauda, as well as two episodes of Prisoners of War (Hatufim), the inspiration for the Showtime series Homeland.
In addition, episodes of When Heroes Fly – the Keshet series just picked up by Netflix – and HOT’s Zaguri Imperia will be screened during the event.
In addition to the TV screenings, panel discussions on Israeli television will be held at Mucem, which is a French national museum opened in 2013. Shtisel star Dov Glickman, Fauda actress Laëtitia Eïdo and a variety of Israeli TV writers and producers will appear in person at the museum.