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THE MAN WHO STOLE BANKSY
L’UOMO CHE RUBÒ BANKSY
- Director: Marco Proserpio
- UK, ITALY / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 90’ / Arabic, English, Italian; Turkish, English s.t.
- Screenplay: Marco Proserpio, Filippo Perfido, Christian Omodeo
- Director of Photography: Jacopo Farina
- Editing: Domenico Nicoletti
- Music: Federico Dragona, Matteo Pansana
- Narrator: Iggy Pop
- Producer: Marco Proserpio, Filippo Perfido
- Production Co.: RAI Cinema
- World Sales: Elle Driver
In 2007, world-renowned street artist Banksy went to Palestine to paint protest graffiti on walls, including a piece depicting an Israeli soldier checking a donkey’s ID in Bethlehem. Some locals took offense at being portrayed as donkeys. A local Palestinian taxi driver decided to cut out the offending graffiti and sell it on eBay. What follows is a story of clashing cultures, art, identity, theft, and the black market. From art dealers to private collectors and even fellow street artists, everyone has a different take on this incident; which brings to the surface a discussion on issues of rights pertaining to street art-the right to create, to erase, to protest, to sell...
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.