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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

Israel | 66 minutes | 2021

High Maintenance

Southeast US Premiere

Israeli artist Dani Karavan has created nearly 100 environmental installations all across the world. He has won some of the most prestigious international art awards and is constantly asked to speak or lecture about his groundbreaking work. Yet Karavan is far from satisfied. His monumental structures are rapidly deteriorating. His advanced age is starting to catch up with him. In addition, Karavan becomes embroiled in a serious political and artistic conflict over his latest commission, a monument to Polish nationals who had risked their lives saving Jews during World War Two. High Maintenance is a cinematic reflection of its namesake, a straightforward, yet intricate film, emotional and personal without being melodramatic, and as painful as it is humorous and passionate about one of the greatest artists of our time.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Barak Heymann and Chana Budgazad Sheldon, executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA). To view the conversation please click here.

Director's Bio

Directed by Barak Heymann

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Barak Heymann was born in Yedidia Village in the north of Israel. He has been directing and producing documentaries for TV and cinema for more than a decade. Along with his brother Tomer, they run the independent film company, Heymann Brothers Films, which has produced over 20 documentaries, including the acclaimed film Mr. Gaga, which premiered at the 2017 Miami Jewish Film Festival.

Cast and Credits


Barak Heymann


Barak Heymann


Lukasz Konopa


Shira Hochman


Dani Karavan, Wim Wenders

Film Info






66 minutes


English and Hebrew with English subtitles
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