Physiological Needs: Waltz With Bashir
DIRECTOR: ARI FOLMAN
2008 | 90 min
Physiological needs are biological and physical requirements such as air, food, drink, and sleep that are necessary for human survival. When these needs are not fulfilled, the human body becomes prone to failure. In this autobiographical animated film, filmmaker, writer, and director Ari Folman recounts his experiences as a 19 year-old infantry soldier during the 1982 Lebanon War. In attempts to reconstruct his own memories of the war, he meets and interviews old friends and comrades who served alongside him, which brings back a series of surreal images and a process through which he uncovers a truth about himself that will haunt him for the rest of his days.
Waltz With Bashir is part of Mana Film Series.
Part One of the series presents five films, each corresponding with one of the needs as established by psychologist Abraham Maslow.