Iris Prize 2018

War Room


Ben Hantkant

Israel, 15 mins

Video artist Ben Hantkant looks back at the often traumatic experience of having served in the Israeli Army in this bold, experimental work that explores the difficulties of being a gay man in the military. Blurring the lines between reality and a very dark, dreamlike fantasy, War. Room raises questions about perception and about the values of present-day Israel.

Iris Prize Shorts Programme 3 | Cineworld, Screen 15 | 7pm, Wednesday 10 Oct


Ben Hantkant is a Video Artist, cinematographer and video editor based in Jerusalem. He recently completed his B.A studies at the Screen Based Arts department of the Bezalel Academy. His films and installations explore aspects of society, gender, and sexuality, while breaking their regular definitions and questioning issues of truth and falsehood.