Staff Pick Premiere: 'Travelogue Tel Aviv' by Samuel Patthey. This week Staff Pick Premiere 'Travelogue Tel Aviv' approaches the travel genre in a particularly unique way. Using fragments of memories and literal scraps of paper from a semester abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel, Swiss animator Samuel Patthey reconstructs and analyzes his time there.
At just under 6 minutes, the short film manages to capture the dichotomy of Tel Aviv and what makes living there both anxiety inducing and exciting. Whether depicting homeless people rummaging through trash or Rabbi debating the Torah, the film strength lies in its withholding of judgement. Patthey used 47 different vignettes from his sketchbook to illustrate his experience, and calls the travelogue an exercise in understanding the city. I….