Film & TV

Israel's First Zombie Movie, Cannon Fodder: "We Tried to Piss Everyone Off"

Tonight at O Cinema Wynwood, the director and star of Cannon Fodder, Israel's first zombie movie, will be hosting a one-off screening of their film weeks before it opens in their home country.

"We've shown it at a few festivals in Israel and there were some people who did not get the film at all," director Eitan Gafni tells us. "The were seeing it as a right-wing propaganda film. Which is okay because we really wanted every left-wing person to be pissed off and we we wanted every right-winger person to get pissed off and maybe create a debate. In this film, there's a conscious effort -- well, we tried to piss off everyone, with a smile."

The screening is a joint presentation of the Miami Jewish Film Festival and the Israeli Consulate. Given that support and that much of the budget was provided by government-affiliated film funds, charges of propaganda might not feel so far-fetched when one considers that the film deals with the Israeli army heroically fighting off mindless, subhuman hordes in the borderlands.

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
B. Caplan