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Lili's Apron / El Delantal de Lili

TITLE: Lili's Apron / El Delantal de Lili
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Mariano Galperin / Mariano Galperin, Sebastian Perillo
COUNTRY: ARGENTINA
LANGUAGE: Spanish w/ English ST
TIME: 90 minutes
SOURCE: En Venta Producciones, Buenos Aires
TEXT: Cast: Luis Ziembrowski, Paula Ituriza, Cristina Banegas, Mosquito Sansineto. "El Delantal de Lili" is the love story of Ramon and his wife Lili. After eight years, Ramon is fired from his job as a cook in a restaurant. Maybe he is to blame for being stubborn, but Ramon is a good chef, so why shouldn't he find a new job? However, the economic crisis in Buenos Aires does not afford many opportunities to start over and the family's situation begins to deteriorate rapidly. Lili is depressed by all the misery, and they are about to lose their house. When Lili's condition becomes worse, her illness finally pushes Ramon to make the ultimate sacrifice: he manages to get a job as a maidservant with a rich family by pretending to be a woman. This leads to the necessary confusion, jealousy and kidnapping, but the love between Ramon and Lili can survive everything. In his third feature film, "El Dental de Lili", Argentine filmmaker and scriptwriter Mariano Galperin (Buenos Aires 1962) approaches the way Argentina's economic crisis affects ordinary people from an unusual angle. In a satirical, painful take of Mrs. Doubtfire and Tootsie, Galperin sketches an inevitable, universal parable about social disintegration and impoverishment. He creates a beautifully edited and acted film, that convincingly manages to present unlikely events as part of everyday life. The film was first screened at the 2004 Rotterdam Film Festival. Selected filmography: "1000 Boomerangs" ('95), "Chicos Ricos" ('00).

Looking for the Lost Voice

TITLE: Looking for the Lost Voice
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Tzipi Trope
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: 70 minutes
SOURCE: Maya Films Ltd., Tel Aviv
TEXT: Music: Felix Thompson, Lucy's Pussy. On August 4, 2002 at 8.45am Omri Goldin was killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus in the beautiful Galilee Mountains. Many dreams were shattered that morning. Omri's father, Amiram, had a dream of building a commercial district, a joint Israeli-Arab venture, in the Galilee. Amiram's Arab friends are not sure if he will pursue their shared dream. Omri's grandmother always wanted a large family. She is a Holocaust survivor. Omri's friends are all members of the punk rock band "Lucy's Pussy." Omri was the soloist of the band. They were waiting for him to finish writing his new song. All the band members are sons of Israeli army generals and F-16 pilots. The sons are angry, their fathers, the heroes, are lost and tired. In the darkness of the night, the fathers admit that they can no longer protect their sons. This is a film of contradictions: Death and punk, Lucy's Pussy and holocaust, Arabs and Jews. And in the center is a one man's journey for peace that starts with death and ends with life. Tzipi Trope wrote, directed and produced numerous documentaries and five feature films. Her feature "Tel Aviv Berlin" won the Best Israeli Film Award and her documentary "Close and Far Away" won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Festival. Trope's films were screened at the Berlin, London, Montreal, Valencia, Munich and Taoremina film festivals. Selected filmography: "Tell Me that You Love Me" ('83), "Tel Aviv-Berlin" ('87), "Chronicle of Love" ('99).

Love Hurts

TITLE: Love Hurts
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Ram Nahari / Yifat Prestelnik
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
TIME: 85 minutes
SOURCE: United Studios of Israel, Herzeliya
TEXT: Music: Tomer Koren, Dan Richntal. Cast: Dana Modan, Asi Cohen, Dorit Baror, Ami Smallarchik. Dana, a television star, has all a girl could want. Until one day she comes home to discover that her perfect boyfriend has packed his things and left. Distraught, she sinks into depression and engages in pathetic and vain attempts to get him back. Dana's good friend, Mika, suggests that Dana give herself a boost by bedding the first man she meets. This, in Mika's opinion, is the only way to get over a broken heart. Indiscriminately and with understandable apathy, Dana decides to take her friend's advice and sleeps with her mechanic, Oren, assuming that she will never meet him again. She is wrong. The chance encounter blossoms surprisingly and slowly, though not without obstacles, into a love story, a story in which two people who come from opposite places try to find the shortest way to happiness. Alongside the main story, the series follows Mika's exploits. She is a man-hunter who on the surface seems to take life lightly but always finds herself with a broken heart. We are also introduced to Ami, Oren's cousin, who is secretly in love with Mika and does all he can to capture her heart, but in vain. "Love Hurts" is a comic drama about young Israelis at the start of the millennium, but, above, all it is a romantic series that has great faith in the power of love. Ram Nahari graduated from the Film and TV Department of Tel Aviv University. He worked as creative director in the promo dept. of Keshet Channel 2 and the Music Channel 24. He co-directed and edited, with Ran Sarig, a 20-part satirical animation series for Channel 24. Selected filmography: "Cochav Zoreah Me'al Halev" ('01).

Magia Russica

TITLE: Magia Russica
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Yonathan Zur, Masha Zur / Yelena Kassavina
COUNTRY: RUSSIA/ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Russian w/ Hebrew ST
TIME: 100 minutes
SOURCE: Yonathan & Masha Films, Jerusalem
TEXT: Cast: Fyodor Chitruk, Yuri Norstein, Eduard Nazarov, Joseph Boyarsky, Garri Bardin, Alexander Tatarsky, Danny Mendelevich, Felix Kandel, Alexander Kurliandsky. In 1935, three Walt Disney films were screened in Moscow. Fyodor Chytruk, then a young art student, saw these films and didn't believe his eyes; he was convinced that he had seen a miracle unfolding before him. What he didn't know was that one day he himself would become one of the greats of Russian animation. Through his personal story, we discover a magical art form that remained closed behind the Iron Curtain for decades. Compared to the other arts - especially literature and theater - the animated films, considered a children's art form, passed relatively easily through the strict censorship of the Soviet Union. Like all Soviet institutions, the animation studios Soyuzmultfilm enjoyed full government support, a fact that provided the artists with generous production budgets as well as distribution in 112,000 cinemas around the USSR. This situation allowed for the development of a tradition of animation style that was not only for children. Magia Russica moves between the sights and sounds of the Russian landscape, and into those of the animated films themselves. In a rare look into the artistic process, at the creation of magic, the artists share their ideas about art, about cinema and about the way in which these should be related to. "Magia Russica" is guided by the spirit of their words. Yonathan Zur edits films and TV programs and teaches video and animation in Jerusalem. Masha Zur studied animation in Bezalel. This is their first film.

Masha, Felicia, Liza, and Others

TITLE: Masha, Felicia, Liza, and Others
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Shai Harlav, Ron Katzenelson
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: 45 minutes
SOURCE: Israel Film Service and the Israel Educational Television, Jerusalem
TEXT: Segal, you did it!" Announces Mrs. Ruth Segal after every show she takes part in. To give it the best she can - is her motto no matter if it's a well-known play by Chekhov or a new Israeli play. Ruth Segal, the first lady of the Haifa Theater, one of the most important theater houses in Israel. Shakespeare, Brecht, Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Hanoch Levin, Yehoshua Sobol are just a few of many play writers Mrs. Segal played parts in throughout the years. This film follows Mrs. Segal's personal biography along with her professional one. A portrait of a seventy-year-old artist revealing some nostalgic moments along with her understanding of the theatrical scene in Israel. Ron Katzenelson is a film and television cinematographer and teaches cinematography at Camera Obscura and Tel Aviv University. His work won him the Golden Lens Award three times. Shai Harlav studied psychology and film at Tel Aviv University and communications at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Harlav works as director, producer and content editor for the Israeli Film Service and is a prolific scriptwriter. Harlav and Katzenelson co-directed the series "Monologues."

May I Hug You?

TITLE: May I Hug You?
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Ram Loevi / Daphna Kaplanski
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew with English ST
TIME: 62 minutes
SOURCE: Rashut Hashidur-Israeli Television, Jerusalem
TEXT: They lie sprawled near ATM machines, shove hands into cars, urinate in backyards. Even those who toss them a coin hasten away. 20 homeless people were registered in Tel Aviv in the early 90's. In 2003 their number was approximately a thousand. Stage director Nola Chelton, playwright Itzik Weingarten and a group of enthusiastic actors met with dozens of homeless people and created the play "Homelessim" at the Tmuna Theater in Tel Aviv. Channel One Television crew followed the encounters between the homeless and the theater people and documented the ways by which Nola's theater strives for a dialogue in situations where a dialogue is almost impossible. The crew also filmed the Tel Aviv Municipality's Street Dweller Care Unit and the Gagon Organization, which provides food and temporary lodging to the needy. The film mainly focuses on three homeless persons: a young man who had emigrated from the Ukraine, a former fisherman from Jaffa and a driver who had accumulated enormous debts and found himself on the streets. "May I hug you?" asks Micky the actor of Andrei the street dweller. They embrace. A few months after the last day of shooting, Andrei died of an overdose. Ram Loevi has directed, produced and written some 30 feature films and TV dramas, 25 documentary films and numerous reports for the Israeli Television, Channel 1. Loevy teaches at the Film and TV Dept. of Tel Aviv University and the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. In 1993 he was the recipient of the Israeli Award. Selected filmography: "Indian in the Sun" ('80), "Bread" ('86), "Winter Games" ('88), "Letters in the Wind" ('00), "Seger" ('02).

Moon Wolf

TITLE: Moon Wolf
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Shay Kanot / Mirit Tuvi, Mosh Danon
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: 90 minutes
SOURCE: JCS Content, Tel Aviv
TEXT: Music: Jonathan Bar Giora, Theme song: Yahli Sobol. Cast: Liron Levo, Ilana Berkovitch, Rodier Kozolovsky, Eli Altonio, Maya Engler. 27-year-old Guy lives in an old bus in Ramat Hagolan, not far from the Moshav where he grew up. He raises a herd of cattle for beef together with his younger brother, Jerry. One night, after hunting a wolf that was threatening the cattle, Guy celebrates and ends up drunk. On a dark road he causes an accident and crashes into another car. The driver of the other car, his best friend Yoav, is now paralyzed from the neck down. Two years later Guy comes out of prison to find only Jerry waiting to welcome him. His mother, Rachel, a nurse, cannot bring herself to forgive him. Guy braces himself and goes to visit Yoav, who only has one request, that Guy kill him. Guy is at a loss; the only thing he knows is that he loves Yoav. Guy tries to rebuild his life, to work with the herd, but can't put the accident and Yoav's request out of his mind. Meanwhile, the herd is under attack from a pack of wolves that must be killed. But Guy is unable to reach a decision: should he kill the wolves, Yoav or himself? Shay Kanot directed the first two seasons of "Tik Sagur" and the drama "A Night without Lola". He wrote and directed the drama "We are not Like That", which won awards in festivals overseas, and the series "Halomot Neurim". Kanot wrote the scripts for the first season of "Shabatot Vehagim", and created the "Hamosad", another series screened on Israeli TV. In 2004 he directed his first feature film, "Colombian Love". Selected filmography: "Colombian Love" ('04).

Movie about Zen

TITLE: Movie about Zen
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Mira Arad
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: 53 minutes
SOURCE: Sea Art, Petah Tikva
TEXT: Music: Tomer Bachar Source: Zen is the name I gave a 2-months-old Labrador dog that I raised till he became 18 months old, knowing I would have to part with him at that time. From the moment of birth, Zen was raised to become a guide dog. Departure time arrives and Zen is supposed to move to the kennels at Kibbutz Sasa for his training. I find the departure almost unbearable. My soul has grown attached to Zen's. I ask Yoni, the tough, uncompromising dog-trainer, to shoot a film about Zen. I figure that this way I will be able to accompany Zen throughout the training procedure until he leaves for his new home with his blind owner. Yoni's agreement is conditioned on my keeping a distance and not interrupting the discipline process. My observation position is noticeable all along the film, raising questions about the nature of the relationships between people and dogs. Alongside the main plot there is an attempt to understand the Zen-ism, which connects with the film other layers: My position about using animals and about blindness, a lot of natural metaphors and a mute story, as said by the Zen: "Pointing directly to the heart, to the living experience of a reality free from intervention of words." Mira Arad graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Arad has directed, scripted and produced a number of short films, videos and music clips. She is currently shooting "Where the Children Can Run Freely."

NITSAN & SAGI

TITLE: NITSAN & SAGI
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Hadasa Ben Herzel, Jacky Berman
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, Hebrew and English subtitles
TIME: 58 minutes
SOURCE: Doit Productions, Rosh Pinah Distribution: JMT Films - Michael Treves, Tel Aviv
TEXT: Music: All the Seasons - George Winston. Nitsan and Sagi were married in Israel in August 2002. Their wedding was a magnificent and well-attended ceremony. However, unlike other couples, Nitsan and Sagih are young people with Down syndrome, and as such, their path to martial bliss became an object of hope, for "normality", that many young people with Down syndrome pray and hope for. The film takes the audience into the world of Nitsan & Sagih, their intelligence, emotions, innocence and the human warmth that glows from them, and above all, their love for one another. For people with Down syndrome life as a couple, even without marriage, is a painful issue, the one wish that is almost unobtainable. The establishment, both governmental and religious, places many difficulties in the path of those couples wishing to marry. If this was not enough, many parents do not encourage their Down syndrome children to marry. Sagih and Nitsan's families proved otherwise, they proved that it was possible. The film follows the couple on their wedding day and to their new home in an emotional, thought provoking and sometimes humorous fashion. Hadasa Ben Herzel studied professional direction and stage arts at the Givat Haviva Institute. She writes, directs and produces documentaries and industrial films. Jacky Berman studied Film and Television Arts at Tel Hai Regional College and he is a teacher, editor and producer. Until recently, Berman was Director of Film and TV studies at the Megedim High School, Carmiel. Selected filmography (Ben Herzel): "Gesher Hadodot" ('04).

All's Very Well

TITLE: All's Very Well
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Idit Samet / Idit Samet, Elke Baur, Ruth Lev Ari
COUNTRY: Israel / Germany
LANGUAGE: Hebrew and German, English ST
TIME: 45 minutes
SOURCE: Idit Samet, Tel Aviv
TEXT: All's Very Well is a story of a mother and daughter, the voyage of the filmmaker and lead character, now residing in Germany, to the places of her childhood in Israel. The journey takes place in the shadow of her mother's memories of the Holocaust, and in the enigmatic silence around them. From the perspective of the years the two women explore their relationship; the mother's pain over her daughter's love for a German man and following him to his land. While the mother is gradually coming to terms with her daughter living in Germany, the daughter, Idit, is further entangled in a trap of remorse and guilt feelings. To top it all off, the past creeps into Idit's peaceful life in a small village near the Black Forest, in the shape of an old and pleasant shepherd, a former S.S. trooper. He asks Idit for forgiveness and, strange as it may be, finds her sympathy. All's Very Well is an exploration of identity and self-determination, an attempt to burry the hatchet, an allegory on the Second Generation that is still fighting the demons of the Holocaust.

Not Jewish Enough

TITLE: Not Jewish Enough
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Leonid Horovits / Noga Ram
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew and Russian, Russian and Hebrew subtitles
TIME: 52 minutes
SOURCE: Rashut Hashidur, Israeli Television
TEXT: "Not Jewish Enough" is a documentary about a phenomenon unique to Israel, conversion to Judaism. The film is based on the true story of people facing the issue of conversion. It has rare footage of the Chief Rabbinate conversion process. We witness the difficulties and intentional obstacles that the immigrants from Eastern Europe must face. What are the causes and reasons for these difficulties and what are the ways to deal with them? The camera follows one of the heroes of the film, an immigrant from Russia, who undergoes - at the age of 70 - the entire process of conversion, including circumcision. One of the main characters in the film is an Israeli woman who adopted a daughter in Russia. The child passes her conversion with flying colors and the filmmakers express the hope that her future may be more successful than that of the other characters in the film. "Not Jewish Enough" reveals the difficulties, the troubles, the punishments and the despair on the exhausting road to Judaism. Leonid Horovits studied film directing at the Theater and Cinema Institute in Kiev. A director and producer, his documentary credits include "Two Mandolins" ('03) and "Yiddish Aroma" ('04), and his feature credits include "The Night Before Baby Yar," screened at film festivals around the world, and "Coffee with Lemon" ('94).

Orphaned Land

TITLE: Orphaned Land
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Yossi Rabach
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: English, Hebrew, Arabic and Turkish
TIME: 52 minutes
SOURCE: Yossi Rabach, Tel Aviv
TEXT: Music by ORPHANED LAND. The film "Orphaned Land" traces the journey of a metal band to meet Muslim fans in Turkey. In fact, this was the band's first live performance in the past six years, in between which they have taken time off to concentrate on their personal lives. The movie follows three characters: Yossi Sharon, the band's guitarist, now an engineer in Microsoft Israel, a father to a missing daughter; Itay Gabay, the band's friend and producer, has discovered his own god and an artistic talent; and Kobi Farhi, the lead singer, unemployed, who writes most of the lyrics. These characters have been together for more then 15 years, since school, making music, looking for trouble, partying and breaking the rules. Today, in contrast to the mystical issues of darkness, "Orphaned Land" has chosen to promote a message of love and peace. Their message is inspired by the three monotheistic faiths, with a unique musical statement that incorporates original middle-eastern ethnic elements into metal rock compositions. This experimental groups sold over 100.000 copies of their albums around the world, including sales in Muslim countries such as Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, Two Jordanian fans even came to the concert in Istanbul at the height of the Palestinian Intifada. Yossi Rabach graduated from the Camera Obscura film school. Rabach has worked for the leading Israeli TV channels, directing reports, video clips and two documentary films. Selected filmography: "Mitgalgelim" ('00), "Agadah Yam Tichonit" ('01).

Promised Land

TITLE: Promised Land
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Amos Gitai / Hamon productions LTD and Agav productions.
COUNTRY: ISRAEL/FRANCE
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, English, Russian and Arab, English subtitles
TIME: 100 minutes
SOURCE: Shani Films and Lev Cinemas Ltd., Tel Aviv
TEXT: Written by Amos Gitai, Marie-José Sanselme. Cast: Anne Parillaud, Rosamund Pike, Hanna Schygulla, Diana Bespechni, Yussuf Abu Warda, Amos Lavie. Several Eastern European women keep warm around a campfire under the Sinai Desert moonlight. Before dawn, Diana and the other women will be smuggled into Israel by a group of local men and auctioned off like livestock by white slave trafficker Anne. The victims are destined to be shoved around, beaten, raped. They will have no choice but to do as they are told at Hanna's remote hostess club. The arrival of a young tourist, Rose, offers some sign of hope in the women's descent into hell. Amos Gitai was born in Haifa in 1950. He studied architecture at the Haifa Technion and the University of California at Berkeley, and has been a prolific director of award-winning documentaries and features since the seventies. His films were Official Selections in both the Cannes and Venice film festivals. "The Promised Land" made its debut in competition in the 2004 Venice Festival. Amos Gitai is the recipient of the Mayor of Haifa's Award at the 2004 Haifa Festival. Selected filmography: "Esther" ('85), "Berlin-Jerusalem" ('89), "Zihron Devarim" ('96), "Yom Yom" ('98), "Kadosh" ('99), "Kippur" ('00), "Eden" ('01).

RIKI RIKI

TITLE: RIKI RIKI
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Eitan Anner / Assaf Amir
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew with English ST
TIME: 82 minutes
SOURCE: Norma Productions, Tel Aviv
TEXT: Cast: Dalit Kahan, Tal Fridman, Michal Kahan, Nir (Niro) Levi, Gila Almagor. While Riki, a confused 30-year-old art graduate, is looking for a wedding dress, her boyfriend Asher, an unemployed actor, confesses to having second thoughts about the wedding. Riki's life takes a different route when her bizarre-rock-singer sister invades her place with a group of freaks, her psychologist starts behaving in an unprofessional way and her fiancé is fooling around. Now Riki has a goal, she wants to marry Asher no matter what and in order to achieve this target she uses an old familiar trick - Max, Riki's geek professor, who has a crush on her, is picked up for the job of making Asher jealous. But Max has his own strategy, and from that point on things are really getting out of control. Eitan Anner graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film Institute in Jerusalem. He wrote and directed the TV dramedy "Bad Boy Benny", "The Shadow of your Smile", winner of the Best TV Drama Award at the 1998 Jerusalem Festival, and "Poker Face", which won a number of awards as well. Anner directed the two sitcoms, "Joni" and "Shaul's Flowers" and some 30 commercials.

Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel

TITLE: Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel / Route 181: Fragments D'un Voyage En Palestine-Israel
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Eyal Sivan, Michel Kleifi
COUNTRY: FRANCE/BELGIUM/UK/GERMANY
LANGUAGE: Arabic and Hebrew with English ST
TIME: 270 minutes
SOURCE:
TEXT: "Route 181" follows the borders drawn up by UN Resolution 181, which was adopted by the UN on 29th November 1947 to separate Palestine into two states - one Jewish and one Arab. 55 years later, the journey of Eyal Sivan and Michel Kleifi along "Route 181" traces a border, which never actually existed. Armed only with authorizations to film, they stopped and filmed anonymous Israelis and Palestinians who speak of their lives, their experiences, their situations, their personal memories, their understandings of what is happening around them today, and their thoughts of what is going to happen in the future. "Route 181 Fragments D'un Voyage En Palestine-Israel" is divided into three chapters: The South, from the port city of Ashdod to the frontiers of the Gaza Strip; The Center, from the Jewish-Arab city of Lod to Jerusalem; The North, from Rosh Ha'ayn, near the new separation wall, to the Lebanese borders. Michel Kleifi was born in Nazareth. Studied theatre in Brussels where he had emigrated in 1971. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films and has received several prestigious awards including the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Shell at San Sebastian in 1987 for his film "Wedding in Galilee". Eyal Sivan was born in 1964 in Haifa. In 1985, he left Israel for France. He has produced and directed a number of long-format documentaries and has received several international prizes for his work. His first film, "Aqabat Jaber, a life of passage" about Palestinian refugees, received the Grand Jury Prize at the Festival Cinema du réel in the Centre Georges Pompidou. In 1993, he was invited to stay at the Villa Medici in Rome.

SAZ

TITLE: SAZ
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Gil Karni / Meni Elias, Gil Karni
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Arabic and Hebrew, Hebrew and English subtitles
TIME: 51 minutes
SOURCE: Meni Elias and Gil Karni, Nir Israel / Ruth Diskin Films at RuthFilms.com
TEXT: The film depicts a dramatic year in the life of 20-year-old Arab rapper Samekh Zakhut. Samekh resides in a Jewish neighborhood in Ramle, born third generation to a communist family. Both his father and grandfather are moderate men, who don't believe in fundamentalism, and have tried to pass their views on to him. But Samekh is filled with strong feelings of insult and rage for what has been happening to his people, the Palestinians. He is full of questions about his identity and nationality, his past and the fate of his people. Samekh decides to get up and act. He records Rap and Hip-Hop songs, as a way of getting his message out. His music takes him to the clubs, the neighborhoods, to Tel Aviv, Haifa and London. The film follows the close relationship between Samekh and his grandfather, Abdullah, who was forcibly evicted from his village in 1948. "Saz" shows the difference in their ideology, following Samekh as he visits his grandfather's house. Gil Karni has directed for a number of TV series, including "The Israelis," "Israeli Markets," and "Street Corners." His documentary "Dugit over Troubled Water" was the opening film of the 2002 Doc-Aviv festival and was screened in festivals around the world. Selected filmography: "Tuba and Migdal" ('98), "Wake Me up When the Nightmare is Over" ('01), "Dugit over Troubled Water" ('02).

Shalom Abu Bassem

TITLE: Shalom Abu Bassem
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Nissim Mossek / Sharon Schaveet
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, Arabic and English, Hebrew and English subtitles
TIME: 70 minutes
SOURCE: Biblical Productions, Jerusalem
TEXT: Music: Yonatan Bar Giyora. In 1986, I filmed for the first time in Haladiya Street in the Moslem Quarter of Jerusalem. Since then I have been constantly returning and documenting all the turbulent changes in the street. It is a street with whispers and magic and our story revolves around two central figures who live here, Abu Bassem, a Palestinian, and Danny Rubins, a Jewish settler. I first filmed Abu Bassem in November 1986. That was after a rabbinical student from the "Shuvu Banim" yeshiva was stabbed to death near Abu Bassem's home by three Palestinians from Jenin. To this day Abu Bassem lives in the same house where he was born 57 years ago. Now Abu Bassem finds himself in one continuous on going battle against pressure to evict him from his apartment. I also met Danny for the first time in November 1986. At that time Danny was a new resident who had come from America and was reconstructing his house in the courtyard facing Abu Bassem's apartment. At that time all his neighbors were Arabs. The material, which I filmed over the years, showing the density, the intimacies and complexities of life on the street, can also be seen as a microcosm of what is happening in the battle for the soul of Jerusalem. Nissim Mossek studied at the Beit Zevi Drama and Film School. Mossek is a film director and editor. Among his many credits are the feature film "Shigaon Shel Moledet" ('79), and the documentaries "Have you heard of the Black Panthers, Mr. Moshe?" ('74) and "War and Peace in the Middle East" ('95)

Some Short Palestinian Films from The Israel/ Haifa Fest

Omar El-Katan
The Return
1996,
52 min.,
Arabic and English, English and Arabic subtitles
Dir.: Sobhi Al-Zobaidi .
Jerusalem, 1961. Independent cinema director, critic and writer. He grew up in Jalazon refugee camp near Ramallah. B.A. from Birzeit University and M.A. in Cinema Studies from NYU. In 1996 he returned to the West Bank, where he founded Refugee Camp Productions. Made several documentary and fiction features that have been shown internationally. Between them: "Crossing Kalandia," "Light at the End of the Tunnel," "Ali & His Friends."

Looking Awry,
2001,
29 min.,
Arabic, English Subtitles
A Palestinian filmmaker is commissioned by an American organization to make a documentary film, which is to depict Jerusalem as a city of peace and coexistence.


My Very Private Map,
1998,
20 min.,
Arabic, English subtitles
Why is it easier for the director to go to New York than to Gaza? This film is a personal reflection on the 50th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.




Avanim

TITLE: Avanim
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Raphael Nadjari / Geoffroy Grison, Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir
COUNTRY: Israel / France, 2004
LANGUAGE: Hebrew with English ST
TIME: 110 minutes
SOURCE: Transfax Film Productions, Tel Aviv
TEXT: With: Asi Levi, Uri Gabriel, Florence Bloch, Shaul Mizrahi, Danny Steg, Gabi Amrani. Michale, an Israeli woman in her thirties, works in her father's office in Tel Aviv, which provides accounting services to important religious institutions. Michale has been cheating on her husband for months. Her life is split between her child, her husband, her work and her lover. Then, one day, her life is shattered when she learns of the unexpected and tragic death of her lover

Black Jack

TITLE: Black Jack
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Matti Harari, Arik Lubezky / Matti Harari, Arik Lubezky, Alexander Rechter
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew with English ST
TIME: 81 minutes
SOURCE: Black Jack Film Productions Ltd., Herzliya
TEXT: With: Uri Gabriel, Gabi Dan, Gadi Saban, Carmel Chir, Ronit Vigler, Haim Znati, Danny Moses. Black Jack is the coming-of-age story of Jacky, a young, frivolous adventurer, searching for an identity and thirsty for love. As he is swept into the world of crime, he falls in love with a beautiful casino dealer and learns from her that in order to survive he must remain true to himself, and take responsibility for his own life. While Jacky is working as a hotel bellboy, he befriends a woman who entices him to rob her husband, a diamond dealer. During the robbery, Jacky is apprehended by a corrupt policeman named Reuben, who offers him to share the loot and split. Their encounter is caught on camera and the two are sent to jail, where they become buddies. Once released, they set up a used car lot. One evening, Jacky loses all his money in a game of Black Jack, and finds himself in debt to the tough gangster who owns the casino. As he tries to get out of this mess, Sophie the card dealer suggests that they rob the big boss. Jackie likes the idea, and adds his friend Reuben to the party. Tension develops as the dominant Reuben does not get along with Sophie, while Jacky unsuccessfully courts her. He becomes even more threatened when the boss's bodyguard tracks him down. At the moment of truth, Jacky takes matters into his own hands, and shows his partners the mettle he is made of.

Another Road Home

TITLE: Another Road Home
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Danae Elon / Danae Elon, Arik Bernstein
COUNTRY: ISRAEL / USA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
TIME: 78 minutes
SOURCE: www.qifilm.com Another Road Home Danae Elon QI FILM 114 E. 7th St., #16 New York, NY 10009 USA Phone: 212-677-0139 Fax: 212-677-5806 danae@qifilm.com http://www.qifilm.com/
TEXT: Original music: Peter Scherer. Festivals: Hot Docs, Tribeca, Los Angeles After the 1967 Six Day War, when filmmaker Danae Elon was just a year old, her parents rented an apartment in East Jerusalem. One day a Palestinian man from a nearby village knocked on their door looking for work. Eighteen years later he ironed her army uniform. Ms. Elon, the daughter of Amos Elon, one of Israel's leading intellectuals, whose parents now live in Italy, finds herself in New York, wondering about the family of Musa Obeidallah, the Palestinian man who came to work for them as a housekeeper, handyman and babysitter. On Sept 11 the American media turned their eyes on an industrial town in New Jersey called Paterson, where one of the hijackers had rented an apartment before the attacks. This industrial town is one of the largest Palestinian communities in the US. It was the town where over the years Musa had sent his sons. Her search for the family leads her to Paterson. The encounter between Danae, Musa's sons, and eventually Musa himself, brings to the surface the delicate boundaries between politics, class and family relations. Though it takes place in the bleak political context of Israeli-Palestinian relations, the film has an emotional complexity that moves well beyond politics into the mysterious connections that form, almost imperceptibly, within and between families.

Chinese Farm - Rashomon

TITLE: Chinese Farm - Rashomon
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Nir Toib
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew with English ST
TIME: 90 minutes
SOURCE: G.N Communication--Nir Toib Ltd., Tel Aviv
TEXT: An epic documentary that tells the story of one of the most famous war battles in Israeli history, certainly the most controversial and influential one for Israeli society and its self-image. The heroes of this battle, which took place in The Yom Kippur war in 1973, are now ready to talk about it, more than thirty years later. Who took the blame for the numerous casualties and who received the glory? For whom does the ethos still exist in Israeli society today? "...Chinese Farm--Rashomon is one of the most difficult films to watch for a grown-up Israeli, and one of the most significant and important ones... The grief and anger and horror that comes up from the ex-warriors' faces are disturbing." (Haaretz Magazine, April 23, 2004)

Collaborators

TITLE: Collaborators
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Eilat Nadav / Yael Shavit, Duki Dror
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew and Arabic, English subtitles
TIME: 52 minutes
SOURCE: Zygote Films, Binyamina
TEXT: Over the last 35 years, Israel has used over 10,000 Palestinians as collaborators in the Occupied Territories. They are under a constant threat of execution by Palestinians and they are rejected in disgust by Israelis who don't want them in their neighborhoods. Moosa and Mahged are called "Jasus"--a disgraceful name in Arabic for a traitor. In a fragile existence full of anxieties, guilt and loneliness, they are trying to rebuild their lives. Moosa, a drug dealer surrounded by hookers, is desperately seeking the taste of good life. He doesn't remember the names of all his 12 children in Gaza, but he keeps sending them money each month. Mahged must find his Israeli security service operator, otherwise he faces deportation each time he tries to renew his temporary permit to stay in Israel. They both live a life of banishment and survival in downtown Tel Aviv. They may be greedy opportunists who deserve to be exiled, or they may have fallen into bad circumstances and manipulated by the Israeli security service, and therefore deserve mercy. In either case, the tragic circle of their lives exposes the banality, the stupidity and the cruelty of all involved. A film about sin and punishment.

Colombian Love

TITLE: Colombian Love
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Shay Kanot / Mosh Danon, Eilon Ratchkovski, Mirit Tuvi
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: 95 minutes
SOURCE: United King Films, Ramat Hasharon
TEXT: Cast: Mili Avital, Assi Cohen, Shmil Ben Ari, Nir Levi, Osnat Hakim, Einat Weitzman, I. Barnea, Lirit Balaban. "What's a wedding? It's like putting yourself in jail so you can sleep with the warden every night!"... Uri (Assi Cohen) and Tali (Mili Avital) are a young couple in love. At the wedding of her best friend, Tali discovers that the guys, and in particular Uri, partied with a stripper at the bachelor party. Tali throws Uri out of the house and he, fearing the loss of the love of his life, hurriedly proposes marriage. Uri and Tali announce to their families that they are getting married, and this releases all of the family madness. The wedding day arrives and it appears as if everything is going to be okay, but as soon as the ceremony is over, things go out of control. Pini (Shmil Ben Ari), the father of the happy groom, is offended by the bride and makes a crazy ultimatum. Now, Uri is in a terrible dilemma--should he remain faithful to his family or to his new wife. Tali must decide if she is willing to sacrifice her honor for the sake of love. In Colombian Love, the filmmakers tell the story of their own generation--a generation alienated and uncommitted, that no longer believes in anything and is just waiting for life to begin. Perhaps this is their way of repressing the surrounding madness into which they were born. This is a wild comedy about love so true that not even a wedding can destroy.

Death In Gaza

TITLE: Death In Gaza
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: James Miller / Saira Shah, James Miller
COUNTRY: UK USA
LANGUAGE: English and Arabic, English subtitles
TIME: 79 minutes
SOURCE: HBO enterprises, New York
TEXT: DOCUMENTARY. 12-year-old Ahmed is involved in the militant activities in the refugee camp where he lives. Behind slogans so harsh to Israeli ears are the sad eyes of a child who has witnessed the pointless death of a close friend. Mohammed, Ahmed's best friend, also 12 years old, prepares primitive explosives contrary to the orders of his mother. 16-year-old Najla, who lives near the Philadelphi Road, lost eight members of her family up to the time of shooting of this film, but she does not seek revenge and hopes to become a lawyer when she grows up. James Miller was one of the important war correspondents of our generation--a photographer who won an Emmy Award and brought us rare, exclusive pictures from the battlefields of Bosnia, Lebanon and Iraq. Last year he arrived in the Gaza Strip to begin his new project: a film about Palestinian and Israeli children during the Al-Aqsa Intifada. Death in Gaza takes the viewer from the lives of the children of Gaza through the last shots of the 34-year-old photographer before an IDF vehicle opened fire upon him in May of last year. This is not a one-sided film of the type often screened, nor is it an attempt to examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from historical and political perspectives. It is a straightforward documentary that aims at objectivity and, if it takes any position at all, it is against the armed Palestinians who don't hesitate to exploit children for their objectives.

Delayed Reaction

TITLE: Delayed Reaction
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Samuel Calderon
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: HEBREW W/ English ST
TIME: 94 minutes
SOURCE: Samuel Calderon, Tel Aviv. International Distribution - JMT Films, Michael Treves, Tel Aviv
TEXT: Original music: Raviv Gazit. With: Lior Miller, Nina Kotler, Shai Goldstein, Maor Cohen, Maayan Keret, Liat Akta, Samuel Wolf, Jay Koller, Kobi Stamberg. Tel Aviv, 1991. 33-year-old Meni spends his time gambling and working as DJ at the club he manages with an old childhood friend. His life moves in self-destructive circles, without direction or commitments. The tension of the Gulf War creates further pressures upon his already unstable life. Economic problems further suffocate him and he has increasingly frequent panic attacks. He doesn't understand what is happening to him until he falls into a psychotic fit. Meni is hospitalized and awakes in the world "on the other side of the mirror." There, in the different logical world of the characters he encounters, he learns something about himself. He makes the most important decision of his life--to peer into the darkness and confront his worst fears. For the first time he realizes that he is suffering from delayed shell shock, which puts the downward spiral of his life into a new perspective. Meni undergoes a change and sets out to close loose ends from his past and deal with the life ahead of him.

Distortion

TITLE: Distortion
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Haim Bouzaglo / Yoram Millo, Haim Bouzaglo
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: HEBREW W/ English ST
TIME: 103 minutes
SOURCE: United King Films, Ramat Hasharon,
TEXT: Original music: Shushan. With: Smadar Kilchinski, Amos Lavie, Tzufit Grant, Avi Gilor, Haim Znati, Danny Rytenberg, Ziv Meir, Itay Ganot. It is a time of Intifada, terrorist attacks, tension and fear. A director/playwright who promised to present a script to the Tel Aviv Kameri Theater doesn't manage to write a single line... In his frustration, the director turns to a private detective, hoping to add some spice to his life...

Drop Of Milk

TITLE: Drop Of Milk
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Zevick Gorodetski / Hila Lulu Lin, Zevick Gorodetski
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, Subtitles in English and Arabic
TIME: 45 minutes
SOURCE: jff.co.il
TEXT: Original music: Karni Postel. Based upon "Drop of Milk", a work by Hila Lulu Lin. On the road between Tel Aviv and Acco, between the conscious and subconscious, a reality is revealed. An imagined reality, shredded to its components, light years from here and at the same time, very Israeli. The film follows the preparations for, creation and presentation of Drop of Milk, a performance by the artist Hila Lulu Lin at the Acco Festival, 2003, tracing the unique language Lulu Lin has developed through her years of artistic activity. The film exposes the mechanism that produces and nourishes local expressive surrealism, but is also swept into it and immersed in it. The film takes place in a realm of flaming inscriptions; between love and flight, between understanding and lies. The verbs I loved, I fled, I understood, I lied and I forgave turn into verbs that move the film, and the connection between them creates an alternate reality that functions according to the artist's own rules, an apparently na??ve reality nourished by blood and fire, milk and stone, feather and flesh. By its very nature, an artistic reality that clashes and corresponds with the surroundings in which it creates. From this contact, a film emerges--the artistic creation and the art itself are linked together creating a new world, a world that maintains evil and good together. Evil and good of understanding, of love, of lies and of forgiveness. Evil and good in which eyes whiten, until they can no longer see.

Good Morning Jerusalem

TITLE: Good Morning Jerusalem
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Suha Arraf
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Arabic with Arabic and English ST
TIME: 52 minutes
SOURCE: Suha Arraf Productions, Haifa
TEXT: Original music: Husam Zaher. Sha'ban Nassar, a young Jerusalemite, juggles daily problems of economic subsistence, family pressures and his aspirations to become a singer. Through his personal story we get a glimpse of his city's struggle for survival in the face of attempts to erase its Arab identity.

HUNGER

TITLE: HUNGER
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Ziv Even Tsur, Amit Goren, Artistic adviser: Naomi Aviv
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: HEBREW W/ English ST
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Amit Goren Productions Ltd., Tel Aviv
TEXT: The projects' 15 films were directed by filmmakers and artists: Nurith Aviv, Ziv Even Tsur, Naomi Aviv and Amit Goren, Ariella Azoulay, Liran Barlev and Ariel Glikson, Tal Barli, Dana Goren, Avi Dabach, Ilan Ziv, Sharon Hemo, Masha Yosefpolsky, Ofri Cnaani, Yvonne Miklosh, Uri Katzenstein, Timna Rozenheimer, Daniel S. Milo. The title of the project is hunger: the obligation of every human being to recognize and acknowledge the existence of hunger, the right of victims of hunger to demand and seek a solution as their basic human right. The films of this project are about hunger in its physical and concrete sense, but also about its political aspects as well as its conceptual and metaphysical manifestations. When examining the issue of hunger it is impossible to avoid the existential experience of 0the artist facing the void0 and the essence of art in its affinity to the missing, the empty space, to a vacuum that is filled through an imminent process of reduction. And yet the issue of hunger, and the experience of shortage existing amidst a reality of abundance and surplus, touches upon the place of the individual in the capitalist culture. Most political conflicts are linked in some way to hunger. Hunger has a spectrum of individual and collective aspects, ranging from the basic survival impulse to the ethical--the satiated world becoming increasingly satisfied while refining its exploitation of hungry societies. It seems that humanity is condemned to unsatiated hunger, always wanting more. More of everything.

Wanted To Be A Hero

TITLE: Wanted To Be A Hero
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Shiri Tsur
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: HEBREW W/ English ST
TIME: 75 minutes
SOURCE: Velvet Productions Ltd., Tel Aviv
TEXT: Original music: Ran Slavin. "Not a week passes that I don't dream or think of what happened. Why when I was a boy did I want to be a soldier hero? I have guilt feelings about never having rebelled, at least during my reserve duty. I should have done it a long time ago. Probably if I had done this sooner, the soldier who died next to me and the child whom I witnessed beaten to death would still be alive today." In January 2002, the "Combatants' Letter" was published, renewing the phenomenon of reserve duty soldiers refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories. Six reservists (four officers, a fighter pilot and a member of the Special Commando Forces) who had devotedly served in the reserves for years, tell about the terrible rupture resulting from their refusal to serve, the doubts and torment, the memories that give no respite, the struggle within the family, the rejection and prison. The film I Wanted to Be a Hero traces the turmoil created by refusal to serve in a country where attitudes towards security and the obligation of military service are the basis of Israeli consensus.

IDA FINK: TRACES

TITLE: IDA FINK: TRACES
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Roni Aboulafia / Oz Dudai, Ronit Reichman, Uri S. Cohen
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Hebrew and Polish, English subtitles
TIME: 50 minutes
SOURCE: Tammuz Productions Ltd., Tel Aviv
TEXT: The writer Ida Fink was born in Zabrosh in Galicia to a bourgeois Jewish family. Between the world wars, Zabrosh was part of Poland. Ida received a Polish education and at age 18, on the eve of World War II, she began to study music at the Lvov Conservatory. The Russians controlled the area until 1941, and with the Nazi occupation, a ghetto was established for the inhabitants of the town. Ida Fink, a woman in love with life and with beauty, survived four selections and worked as a forced laborer. With the liquidation of the ghetto, she and her sister disguised themselves as Polish peasants and fled to Germany, where they survived until the end of the war, in constant danger of being identified. In 1957, she immigrated to Israel with her sister, father and husband Bronek, a survivor of four camps. The sisters lived next to one another in Holon, they see each other every day and call one another by their "lucky names" from the war. The film follows Ida on a vacation trip to the Galilee, accompanied by Uri, a young writer who wants to understand her past. The film moves between the kitchen and the porch, between Mt. Meron and Hershim, between Hebrew, Israeli and Polish literature in an attempt to focus upon Ida and the history that she embodies in her life and writing. Above all, this is an attempt to touch the coattails of a great artist.

Kishon

TITLE: Kishon
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Ori Inbar / Mira Bauer, Eti Aneta-Segev, Michael Tapuach
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, German, English, ST
TIME: 55 minutes
SOURCE: Hamon Productions, Tel Aviv
TEXT: "I spent some time in Hollywood, and I found out that those who ran all the time, smoked all the time, and did all sorts of other things `all the time', where those who reached 90 (years). So, I, at my impossible age, said to myself, if only I keep running I might not have time to die. I run on principle." Ephraim Kishon is 80 years old. The fuel in his engines doesn't seem to run out. The feeling of discrimination, the need for recognition, and, above all, his need to control every single thing in his life--these are the things that nourish his guided missile, strictly combed, on his way to conquer a new target. Not drinking. Not smoking. Still, armed with a new love (yes, love) Dr. Lisa Witasek, Kishon keeps running. Where are you running to, Ephraim?? Ori Inbar, the director, follows the 0non-stop man0 between three stations: Germany--at the biggest book fair and book signing tours; Appenzell--a small town in Switzerland, where Kishon is spending most of the second half of his life; and Israel. The documentary sketches an updated profile of Kishon--author, scriptwriter, director. He tries to scratch the 0defensive wall0 that the he as a young man--Ferenc Hoffmann, a forced labor camp survivor--built around himself. Like an overly sensitive piece of film that was over-exposed for a moment, and since then has covered itself with a thick layer of black filter.

Living In Boxes

TITLE: Living In Boxes
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: SIMHA LEV
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, Subtitles in English
TIME: 52 minutes
SOURCE: Muse Productions, Kfar Saba
TEXT: These are the final days of the shantytown neighborhood in southeastern Tel Aviv, a poor rundown neighborhood that the municipality has always tried to erase from the map. The land here was sold to a contractor and all that remains to be done is to remove the residents and settle them in three seven-story towers to be constructed on the same site. The film accompanies the director's sister, Orly, who lives in a small house she inherited from their grandfather. Yitzhak, their uncle (known to the locals as Popeye), who built the neighborhood's makeshift houses with his own hands; Oshri, the postman, making his endless rounds in the ever-changing streets; Attorney Ovadia who calls upon the neighborhood's inhabitants to unite and to fight. For three years, Ovadia and the residents have been struggling against the municipality and the contractor in a public, legal and ultimately existential battle, and they display the strength that comes from working together toward a common goal. During the struggle, we see the sisters' strong connection to the neighborhood, through old diaries that their late father wrote, and through Popeye's courtyard, where time stands still. Living in Boxes follows the individuals who make up the human fabric of one of the last true neighborhoods in Israel, a small village whose story serves as a mirror that reflects the State of Israel's attitude to those who are not living in the right place



MAP

TITLE: MAP
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Alit Goren
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, English, Arabic, French
TIME: 47 minutes
SOURCE: Amit Goren Productions, Tel Aviv
TEXT: Original music: Yoav Goren. Cast: Ahlam Shibli, Shay Zabib. Map, a film in six chapters, focuses on the sense of displacement and alienation pertaining to conflict, exile, deportation, and forced or voluntary migration. The film combines six narratives of identical length to form a wide-ranging collage that also includes elements of Goren's family chronicle, his personal and professional life, the plight of Palestinian refugees, anecdotes relating to the history of Israel, and a glimpse at the lives of Mongolian nomads. Alternately harmonious and dissonant, fragmented and sequential, the narratives--some occurring in the present and others featuring historical footage and news clips--offer a kaleidoscope of images and snatches of dialogue. Goren's camera transforms familiar sites like Tel Aviv, New York, Cairo, Paris, Los Angeles, the Mongolian tundra, the Golan Heights and the Jordanian-Israeli border into de-territorialized, transitory locations that tell human tales of terror, beauty, loss, indifference, cruelty, affection and intimacy. The linear construction and placement of the narratives, both related and independent of each other, simulate the way in which we perceive a tangled, evasive reality from subjective-subconscious perspectives, melding private and collective experience, knowledge and memory.

Melting Siberia

TITLE: Melting Siberia
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: IDO HAAR / Assaf Amir, Yoav Roeh, Na'ama Pyritz
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, Russian & English, English ST
TIME: 75 minutes
SOURCE: Norma Productions, Tel Aviv
TEXT: Original music: Yoav Katsir. Marina was born 57 years ago in what was the Soviet Union. She says she lacks nothing. She has a husband, nice children, friends. But it soon emerges that there is a discordant note in the seemingly harmonious life she has built for herself. Marina has never met her father. Marina's father, a hero of the Red Army, abandoned her mother while she was pregnant and disappeared somewhere in the Siberian Steppes. The love that Marina's mother had for the man who deserted her never waned. She had tried to find him over the years in order to introduce him to his daughter, but never succeeded. The film begins with Ido, the director (who is Marina's son, and bears a striking resemblance to his grandfather), deciding to locate his lost grandfather and arrange a meeting between father and daughter. As his search progresses, the mother's repressed feeling of anger, pain, blame and longing for the lost father -- begin to surface. In a single phone conversation, the distance between Siberia and Israel suddenly melts away. It is a dramatic and fateful call from which there is no retreat. The film, full of dramatic and intoxicating Russian culture, traces a painful journey that comes full circle and attempts to fill a void that the years have not breached.



Metallic Blues - Travelogue

TITLE: Metallic Blues - Travelogue
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Danny Verete
COUNTRY: Israel / Canada / Germany
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, English and German, Subtitles in Hebrew and English
TIME: 90 minutes
SOURCE: United King Films Ltd., Ramat Hasharon
TEXT: With: Avi Kushnir, Moshe Ivgy. This is the story of a tragicomic journey to Germany by an Israeli used car dealer and his faithful assistant, who try to earn a handsome profit selling an American luxury car--a Lincoln Continental Limousine that they bought in Israel for a once-in-a-lifetime bargain price. It's the story of a dream and how it was shattered, a journey of two men who wander through a rich, strange and frozen Germany in the dead of winter, initially trying to make a quick buck and eventually struggling to escape with their last few pennies and most of all--their dignity. It's also the story of the metamorphosis of a gleaming and brilliant American symbol that fires the imagination of the two and then nearly drives them out of their minds. A film about friendship and reconciliation while in the background are echoes of the dark days in the history of the two nations and the Israeli collective memory.

Modigliani

TITLE: Modigliani
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Mick Davis / Andre Djaoui, Stephanie Martinez Campeau, Philippe Martinez
COUNTRY: USA / UK
LANGUAGE: English and Italian, English ST
TIME: 120 minutes
SOURCE: Bauer Martinez Studio, Largo. Web site: www.modiglianithemovie.com
TEXT: With: Eva Herzigova, Hippolyte Girardot, Udo Kier, Omid Djalili, Elsa Zylberstein, Andy Garcia. Paris 1919. World War I has ended but Paris has yet to return to normal. In Montmartre, a group of artists is active around one narcissistic figure who leaves little room for others: Pablo Picasso. Amedeo Modigliani, who is both Italian and Jewish, does not find his place here. Although his works are greatly appreciated among professionals and colleagues, he barely ekes out a living and what little he earns, he squanders on alcohol and drugs. When his girlfriend Jeanne becomes pregnant and bears a daughter, her anti-Semitic father forces her to choose between raising the child in proper conditions or living with the artist. This story leads Modigliani into a self-destructive downward spiral... Modigliani contains the essential elements for the biography of a tortured artist: a difficult childhood (which we see here not only in flashbacks, but in the protagonist's inner dialogue), hopeless romanticism, an enormous ego, self-hatred, rejection of social norms, a bohemian lifestyle. The characters, painted with wide brush strokes, dare to live and dream out loud, and the human energy is amplified by the perfect design that expresses both the period and the atmosphere. One cannot possibly ignore the marvelous cinematography and perfect lighting of Manu Kadosh and the performance of Andy Garcia. The result is a tightly packed film biography that doesn't hesitate to touch the raw nerves of its protagonists.



Odessa Mama

TITLE: Odessa Mama
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: MICHALE BOGANIM / Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir, Frederic Niedermayer
COUNTRY: ISRAEL / FRANCE
LANGUAGE: Hebrew and Russian, Subtitles in English
TIME: 96 minutes
SOURCE: Transfax Film Productions, Tel Aviv
TEXT: "Odessa Mama" is a trilogy that brings the story of the vanishing Jewish community of Odessa and of its immigrants. A voyage From the Ukrainian city to ``Little Odessa'' in New York and Ashdod in Israel, the film portrays the wanderings, hopes and illusions of a few exuberant characters.

Oriental

TITLE: Oriental
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Avi Nesher / Shuki Friedman
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: Hebrew and English, English ST
TIME: 45 minutes
SOURCE: Keshet Broadcasting, Israel
TEXT: The first film in the "In the Spirit of Freedom" project, sponsored by the Jerusalem Cinematheque in cooperation with the Cinema Project and Keshet Broadcasting. Avi Nesher, a director of Israeli cult films (The Troupe, Dizengoff 99), American science fiction movies (Time Bomb) and art films (The Taxman), is a multicultural filmmaker by definition. His films grasp and internalize multiculturalism as a basic element of identity in the 21st century. In the aftermath of the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations at Camp David in 2000, Nesher filmed a series of conversations with Israeli and Palestinian politicians concerning the dark core of the conflict. Simultaneously, he shot the film of Russian-Israeli belly dancer Elina Pechersky during her preparations for an ambitious performance together with five Palestinian-Israeli musicians. Nesher weaves the two narratives into one experimental cinematic narrative, juxtaposing history and mythology, reality and imagination, questioning the impossible weight of the narrative of the "great" and the "small" conflicts between Palestinian and Israeli cultures. In his first endeavor into documentary filmmaking, Nesher also investigates the legitimacy of documentary film as a description of the "truth". He inserts his dominant documentary material into the mold of the popular commercial film--the quintessential form of the mythology of the 20th century. As in his previous films, Oriental also consists of several layers of content, meaning and significance, the uppermost being clever and sensitive, the bottom most deep and challenging



Appelfeld's Table

TITLE: Appelfeld's Table
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Adi Japhet Fuchs
COUNTRY: ISRAEL
LANGUAGE: HEBREW w/ English ST
TIME: 48 minutes
SOURCE: Catherine the Great Productions, Ceasaria
TEXT: Every few months, throughout the last three years, the producer Adi Japhet Fuchs met with the writer Aharon Appelfeld in the cafe of Anna Ticho's Museum in Jerusalem. The result of these encounters is "Appelfeld's Table", an intimate insight into the unique world and writings of Aharon Appelfeld. Appelfeld is one of the most prominent Israeli writers, who also achieved worldwide recognition for his books. Appelfled has a regular table at the cafe, and for the past 12 years he has been sitting there on a daily basis. At his table, he thinks, remembers, becomes inspired, and re-creates his childhood world, which was shattered over-night during WWII. The documentary is interwoven by Appelfeld's intimate conversations in the caf??, impressions shot in Moldova and stock footage material. Together, these ingredients create a fascinating picture of Appelfeld's inner world. As we follow Appelfeld's creative writing process, we are drawn into his personal story: his survival as a child during the WWII and later, after the war, arriving to Israel and struggling to re-invent his identity. Appelfeld's personal story sheds a light on a wider story, that of the Israeli society as a whole in its attempts to re-invent and create a new Israeli identity in the decades following 1948.

Arie

TITLE: Arie
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Roman Kochanov / Faina Balk, Sergei Hotimsky, Stanislav Yershov
COUNTRY: Russia / Israel
LANGUAGE: Russian, Subtitles in Hebrew
TIME: 80 minutes
SOURCE: Polygon, Eurasia
TEXT: With: Sandra Sade, Joseph Stuhr, Alexander Balk, Angelina Chernov When Israel Arie, a well-known physician, learns that he is dying of cancer, he decides to travel from Moscow to Israel to find Sonia, the sweetheart of his youth, now a widowed millionaire living in Herzliya. The film traces their shared childhood hiding in an attic during World War II, their moving meeting in Israel and the vicissitudes of fate that brought them to the unavoidable but optimistic end of their lives. The tale is told like a na??ve legend, but succeeds in transmitting to the viewer a painful, surprising and moving statement about the cruel fate of the Jewish people in the 20th century. Joseph (Jerzy) Stuhr in the role of Arie, is a great actor of Polish theater and film (he played Hamlet under the direction of A. Wajda and is known to Israeli audiences from his roles in the films of Kieslowski). He played, wrote and directed five feature films and the latest, Tomorrow's Weather, will be screened at this year's JFF. Sandra Sade, selected to portray Sonya, studied Russian to prepare for this role. Roman Kochanov, an Israeli citizen working mainly in Russia, is an intriguing and respected director whose modern rendition of Dostoyevsky's The Idiot has been highly praised.


TOLLBOOTH

TITLE: TOLLBOOTH
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YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Debra Kirschner / Alex Kopit, Kaluska Poventud
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: 84 minutes
SOURCE: Debra Kirschner shaktideb@yahoo.com
TEXT: Original Music: David Shire Principal Cast: Marla Sokoloff (DUDE WHERE'S MY CAR, SUGAR AND SPICE, ABC's THE PRACTICE), Tovah Feldshuh(KISSING JESSICA STEIN, A WALK ON THE MOON, GOLDA'S BALCONY), Liz Stauber, Rob McElhenney, David Guttman, and Idina Menzel. The story of three Jewish daughters, the youngest of whom is leaving her traditional Brooklyn Jewish family and making her way in Manhattan as a budding artist. Her mother disapproves of her boyfriend and her job at a catering company. Why can't she be more like her more traditional older sisters... or are they?

All I've Got

TITLE: All I've Got
YEAR: 2002
DIR/PROD: Keren Margalit
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: 68 minutes
SOURCE: Ruth Diskin Ruth Diskin Films Ltd. 13, Diskin Street, Suite 47 96440 Jerusalem Israel Phone: 972-2-5610094 Fax: 972-2-6256047 ruthdis@netvision.net.il http://www.ruthfilms.com/
TEXT: A 72-year-old grandmother dies and finds herself on a ferry across the river to the hereafter. On the ferryboat she meets her first love, who was killed in a road accident when they were young. Still a young man, he has been waiting for her for fifty years. The ship's captain gives her a choice: start life afresh as a 22-year-old - her age at the time of the accident - but relinquish all memory of the life she has lived with her husband and children, or remain a 72-year-old woman with all her life's memories intact. If she chooses the latter, she will get off the boat when it reaches its destination and never be reunited with her beloved. What to do? BJFF.org

Bar Mitzvah Boy

TITLE: Bar Mitzvah Boy
YEAR: 1976
DIR/PROD: Michael Tuchner
COUNTRY: UK
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: 75 minutes
SOURCE: Polly Eckles BBC Worldwide Learning Ltd 80 Wood Lane London W12 OTT England Phone: 44-0208-433-1641 Fax: 44-0208-433-2916 polly.eckles@bbc.co.uk
TEXT: Bar Mitzvah Boy is a BBC classic that well deserves its place in the British Film Institute pantheon of all-time top 100 TV productions. Set in a working-class neighborhood in 1970s England, this bittersweet comedy about a British boy's upcoming Bar Mitzvah features a strong sense of time and place, stellar acting, and, in the words of the BFI, "genius writing." Both Bar Mitzvah Boy and Wondrous Oblivion are memorable boys' coming-of-age tales and portrayals of Anglo-Jewish life. This screening is dedicated to the memory of the writer of Bar Mitzvah Boy, Jack Rosenthal. One of Britain's best TV dramatists, co-screenwriter with Barbara Streisand of Yentl, and husband of actress Maureen Lipman, Rosenthal died in May, 2004.


Behind enemy Lines

TITLE: Behind enemy Lines
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Dov Gil-Har
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Arabic Hebrew and English with English ST
TIME: 64 3minutes
SOURCE: Dov Gil-Har 101 Herzl St. Tel Aviv 66555 Israel Phone: 972-54-5335545 Fax: 972-3-6812121 gilhar@netvision.net.il
TEXT: Adnan Joulani, a Palestinian journalist, and Benny Herness, an Israeli police officer, met on a joint peace mission to Japan. They returned home just as the second Intifada erupted. Nearly four years later, the former friends meet again and take a journey through the landscape of the conflict. The two men travel together to places of their own choosing - a Jenin refugee camp, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and the Temple Mount - that symbolize the roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Along the way, Adnan informs Benny that a settler killed his cousin. Benny, who trains special Israeli forces to combat Palestinian militants, is himself a settler. Even as the men promote their versions of the truth, they begin to see the conflict through each other's eyes.

The Birthday Party

TITLE: The Birthday Party
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Ruth Walk
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: 64 minutes
SOURCE: Roy Govshovitz RVRG Productions 41 Ave. B, Suite 7B NY, NY 10009 USA Phone: 877-586-9462 Fax: 877-586-9462 rvrg@ureach.com
TEXT: The latest documentary by Ruth Walk, Israel's current Laureate of the Prize of the Art of Cinema, features a birthday party like no other. In the summer of 1944, three trainloads of boys from Kovno, Lithuania, ages 7 to 12 and survivors of the notorious Ghetto Children's Action, were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. One year later, only twenty-five of the 130 young Jewish boys had survived. For over forty years, these "children" have gathered to celebrate May 5, the day of their liberation and the date each has taken as his official birthday. The Birthday Party documents their stories of survival, as children in Auschwitz and as adults living with memories from a lifetime ago.


The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark

TITLE: The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Andrea Traubner Filmmakers Library 124 E. 40th Street, #901 New York, NY 10016 USA Phone: 212-808-4980 Fax: 212-808-4983 andy@filmakers.com
TEXT:

Don't Call It Heimweh

TITLE: Don't Call It Heimweh
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Thomas Halaczinsky Tudor Productions 684 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA Phone: 718-788-7082 Fax: 718-788-5309 thomas@tudor-productions.com http://www.tudor-productions.com/Heimweh.htm
TEXT:

Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16

TITLE: Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Paul J. Cronin Sticking Place Films 26 Highcroft, North Hill London N6 4RD England Phone: 44-20-83404612 Fax: 44-20-83740638 pauljcronin@hotmail.com http://www.thestickingplace.com/
TEXT:

The First Letter

TITLE: The First Letter
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Neil Friedman
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Menemsha Films, Inc. 213 Rose Avenue 2nd Floor Venice, CA 90291 USA Phone: 310-452 1775 Fax: 310-452-3740 neilf@menemshafilms.com
TEXT:

The Gay Marriage Thing

TITLE: The Gay Marriage Thing
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Lorre Fritchy
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: MasterPeace Productions PO Box 4139 Lawrence, MA 01843 USA Phone: 508-878-3200 Fax: 801-459-5706 Lfritchy@aol.com http://www.masterpeaceproductions.com/
TEXT:

Le Grand Rôle

TITLE: Le Grand Rôle
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: First Run Features 153 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014 USA Phone: 212-243-0600x17 Fax: 212-989-7649 ted@firstrunfeatures.com http://firstrunfeatures.com/foreign-films.html
TEXT:

A Jewish Wedding

TITLE: A Jewish Wedding
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: UK
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Polly Eckles BBC Worldwide Learning Ltd 80 Wood Lane London W12 OTT England Phone: 44-0208-433-1641 Fax: 44-0208-433-2916 polly.eckles@bbc.co.uk
TEXT:

King Of The Jews

TITLE: King Of The Jews
YEAR: 2000
DIR/PROD: Jay Rosenblatt
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: 18 minutes
SOURCE: Jay Rosenblatt 4159 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94114 USA Phone: 415-641-8220 Fax: 415-641-8220 jayr@jayrosenblattfilms.com http://www.jayrosenblattfilms.com/
TEXT: King of the Jews is a film about fear and transcendence. Utilizing Hollywood movies, 1950's educational films, personal home movies and religious films spanning the history of cinema, the filmmaker depicts his childhood fear of Jesus Christ. These childhood recollections are a point of departure for larger issues, including the roots of Christian anti-Semitism and the need for forgiveness and healing. King of the Jews is divided into three sections, each one a genre in itself. The first section (Jesus and Me) is a narrative evocation of growing up as a Jewish boy in the late 1950's in Brooklyn and my first confrontations with Jesus and the feelings of being an outsider. The images consist of home movies shot by my father inter-cut with super 8 images of New York and found footage imagery from 1950's educational films. The second section (One of Us) follows more of a documentary format. It explores the roots of Christian anti-Semitism, examining the historical Jesus and uncovering the distortions in the early Christian gospels. The third section (The Light Is All About Us) is experimental and lyrical. It brings the viewer into a spiritual, almost trance-like space, a place to reflect on one's own religious beliefs and the alternate feelings of alienation and inclusion we all experience. My transformation from childhood fear of Jesus to adult appreciation for his teachings was the catalyst for this film. King of the Jews explores the challenges and fears of being an outsider, of holding beliefs different from the mainstream. The myth that "the Jews" killed Jesus has been responsible for centuries of pain and destruction. After 2000 years, the wound is still open. The film uses the resurrection of Christ as a metaphor for personal renewal. Only by acknowledging and healing past injustices can we get closer to our shared humanity.

I Used to be a Filmmaker

TITLE: I Used to be a Filmmaker
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Jay Rosenblatt
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: 10 minutes
SOURCE: Jay Rosenblatt 4159 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94114 USA Phone: 415-641-8220 Fax: 415-641-8220 jayr@jayrosenblattfilms.com http://www.jayrosenblattfilms.com/
TEXT: A film about fatherhood and the bond between a father and his infant daughter. The filmmaker documents the first eighteen months of the child's life, showing the progression from newborn to infant to toddler.

Kosher Cop

TITLE: Kosher Cop
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Leah Wolchik
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: 4 minutes
SOURCE: Leah Wolchock 1021 Castro St. San Francisco, CA 94114 USA Phone: 415-637-7390 lwolchok@stanford.edu
TEXT: A 4minite profile of a man who koshers kitchens in the SF Bay Area

The Last Words of Dutch Schultz

TITLE: The Last Words of Dutch Schultz
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: Netherlands
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Sarah Lugthart Netherlands Institute for Animation Film (NIAF) St. Josephstraat 135 PO Box 9358 5000 HJ Tilburg The Netherlands Phone: 31-1-35324070 Fax: 31-13-5800057 Lugthart@niaf.nl http://www.niaf.nl/
TEXT:

Lost Embrace

TITLE: Lost Embrace
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Daniel Burman
COUNTRY: Argentina
LANGUAGE: Spenish w/ English ST
TIME: 90 minutes
SOURCE: Jonathan Howell New Yorker Films 85 Fifth Avenue, 11th floor New York, NY 10003 USA Phone: 212-645-4600 Fax: 212-645-3030 jonathan.howell@newyokerfilms.com http://www.newyorkerfilms.com/
TEXT: Argentinean filmmaker Daniel Burman writes and directs the ensemble film El Abrazo Partido (Lost Embrace), a follow-up to his 2000 feature Waiting for the Messiah. Daniel Hendler plays Ariel, a young man who lives in a Jewish working-class section of Buenos Aires. Since his father went missing in the war, his mother Sonia (Adriana Aizenberg) and brother Joseph (Sergio Boris) work in the shopping and business district. With no interest in school or work, Ariel hangs out and sleeps with Rita (Silvina Bosco). He finally gets the idea to move to Poland, so asks his grandmother (Rosita Londner), ex-girlfriend Estela (Melina Petriella), and Rabbi Benderson (Norman Erlich) for help. Meanwhile, a host of characters make up Ariel's multicultural neighborhood. Cesar Lerner provides the musical score. Lost Embrace won two Silver Bear awards at the Berlin Film Festival in 2004.

Lullaby

TITLE: Lullaby
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Adi Arbel / Naama Pyritz
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew & Arabic w/ English ST
TIME: 52 minutes
SOURCE: Lullaby Ruth Diskin Films Ltd. 13, Diskin Street, Suite 47 96440 Jerusalem Israel Phone: 972-2-5610094 Fax: 972-2-6256047 ruthdis@netvision.net.il http://www.ruthfilms.com/
TEXT: Distressing and intimate encounters with Palestinian, and Israeli mothers, and the unbearable lightness of killing children. (Doc., 52 min. color, Hebrew & Arabic, BETA - new release) Sponsored by: Cinema Project & Keshet 2nd Channel


Mixed Blessings: The Challenges of Raising Children in a Jewish-Christian Family

TITLE: Mixed Blessings: The Challenges of Raising Children in a Jewish-Christian Family
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Jennifer Kaplan Spencer Films 65 Ridgebrook Drive West Hartford, CT 06107 USA Phone: 860-324-6979 jen@spencerfilms.com http://www.mixedblessingsfilm.com/
TEXT:

Moving Heaven and Earth

TITLE: Moving Heaven and Earth
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Debra Gonsher Vinik Diva Communications, Inc. 630 Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10036 USA Phone: 212-397-7259 debra@divacommunications.com
TEXT:

My Sister, My Bride

TITLE: My Sister, My Bride
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Bonnie Burt
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Bonnie Burt 2600 10th St., Suite 256 Berkeley CA 94710 USA Phone: 510-548-1745 Fax: 510-658-1583 marbon@aol.com http://www.bonnieburt.com/
TEXT:

The Nuclear Physicist Gives His Son a Haircut

TITLE: The Nuclear Physicist Gives His Son a Haircut
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Hana Harchol
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Hanan Harchol 229 W. 20th St. Apt. 3A New York, NY 10011 USA Phone: 917-838-0054 hananharchol@aol.com http://www.hananharchol.com/
TEXT: Animation

Paper Snow

TITLE: Paper Snow
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew w/ English ST
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Ori Bader Cinephil International Operations 16 Mikve Israel Street Tel Aviv, 65115 Israel Phone: 972-35664129 Fax: 972-3 5601436 ori@cinephil.co.il http://www.cinephil.co.il/
TEXT:

perhaps/We

TITLE: perhaps/We
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Matthew Etches Winnipeg Film Group 304-100 Arthur St Winnepeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada Phone: 204-925-3452 Fax: 204-942-6799 matthew@winnipegfilmgroup.com http://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/
TEXT:

Prayer

TITLE: Prayer
YEAR: 2002
DIR/PROD: Jay Rosenblatt
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: 3 minutes
SOURCE: Jay Rosenblatt 4159 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94114 USA Phone: 415-641-8220 Fax: 415-641-8220 jayr@jayrosenblattfilms.com http://www.jayrosenblattfilms.com/
TEXT: After 9-11, a look at prayer

The Rashevski's Tango

TITLE: The Rashevski's Tango
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Cécile Penavayre Onoma International (World Sales) 4, rue de Miromesnil Paris 75008 France Phone: 33-1-58183490 Fax: 33-1-45259970 cecile.penavayre@onomainternational.com
TEXT:

Recuerdos

TITLE: Recuerdos
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Jorge Magaña Mexican Film Institute IMCINE Insurgentes Sur 674, 2nd Floor Del Valle, Distrito Federal 03100 Mexico City Mexico Phone: 52-55-54485344 Fax: 52-55-54485380 promint@imcine.gob.mx
TEXT:

Shabbos Goy

TITLE: Shabbos Goy
YEAR: 2003
DIR/PROD: Rachel Pearl
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: MonseyMade Movies Rachel Pearl 3314 Keystone Ave. #3 LA, CA 90034 323-610-7815 Rpearl@ucla.edu
TEXT: An award winning UCLA student film. A hasidic couple are unable to conceive a child, so the husband suggests that they hire a 'shabbos goy' to impregnate his wife. Interesting, but doesn't conform to what a real hasid would do in my opinion.

Red Diaper Baby

TITLE: Red Diaper Baby
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Brian Benson Hello Hooker Productions 1271 20th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122 USA Phone: 415-759-6012 brianbenson@earthlink.com
TEXT:

RESIST

TITLE: RESIST
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: First Run/Icarus Films 32 Court Street #2107 Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Phone: 718-488-8900 Fax: 718-488-8642 lori@frif.com http://www.frif.com/
TEXT:

The School Photo

TITLE: The School Photo
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Asa Garnert Swedish Film Institute Box 27126 SE-102 52, Stockholm Sweden Phone: 46-8-6651141 Fax: 46-8-6663698 asa.garnert@sfi.se
TEXT:

Shiva for My Mother: Seven Days of Mourning

TITLE: Shiva for My Mother: Seven Days of Mourning
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Yael Katzir
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew with English ST
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Katzir Productions 15 Him Street Tel Aviv 69696 Israel Phone: 972-3-642-1648 Fax: 972-3-641-5850 katziry@hotmail.com
TEXT:

Tomorrow We Move

TITLE: Tomorrow We Move
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Gabriela Perez Gémini Films 34, blvd. Sébastopol 75004 Paris France Phone: 33-1-44541717 Fax: 33-1-44541725 gemini@easynet.fr
TEXT:

The Turkey

TITLE: The Turkey
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Fabian Hannaert Entre Chien Et Loup 43 Rue de l'Ambleve 1160 Bruxelles Belgium Phone: 32-2-7364813 Fax: 32-2-7323383 ecl@brutele.be
TEXT:

The Unshod Man

TITLE: The Unshod Man
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Laurence Attali 12 rue Jean du Bellay 75004 Paris France Phone: 33-1-43295737 Fax: 33-1-43295737 autoprod@club-internet.fr
TEXT:

Watermarks

TITLE: Watermarks
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD: Yaron Zilberman
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: English and German and Hebrew with English ST
TIME: 80 minutes. 35 mm and Beta SP
SOURCE: Kino International 333 West 39th Street, Suite 503 New York, NY 10018 USA Phone: 212-629-6880 Fax: 212-714-0871 jrosner@kino.com http://www.kino.com/
TEXT: Screenwriter: Yaron Zilberman, Ronen Dorfan, Yonatan Israel Starring: Elisha Susz (Schmidt), Ann Marie Pisker (Pick), Hanni Lux (Deutsch), Greta Stanton (Wertheimer), Anni Lampl, Nanne Selinger, Trude Hirschler (Platzek)
Watermarks is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah ("Strength" in Hebrew) was founded in 1909 in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which forbade Austrian sports clubs from accepting Jewish athletes. Its founders were eager to popularize sport among a community renowned for such great minds as Freud, Mahler and Zweig, but traditionally alien to physical recreation. Hakoah rapidly grew into one of Europe 's biggest athletic clubs, while achieving astonishing success in many diverse sports.
In the 1930s Hakoah's best-known triumphs came from its women swimmers, who dominated national competitions in Austria . After the Anschluss, in 1938, the Nazis shut down the club, but the swimmers all managed to flee the country before the war broke out, thanks to an escape operation.
Sixty-five years later, director Yaron Zilberman meets the members of the swimming team in their homes around the world, and arranges for them to have a reunion in their old swimming pool in Vienna, a journey that evokes memories of youth, femininity, and strengthens lifelong bonds. Told by the swimmers, now in their eighties, Watermarks is about a group of young girls with a passion to be the best. It is the saga of seven outstanding athletes who still swim daily as they age with grace. Above all, it is a celebration of life.
Watermarks visits Trude (Platcek) Hirschler, the Israeli co-chairperson of Hakoah veterans' organization; Elisheva (Schmidt) Susz, a renowned child psychotherapist from Tel-Aviv; Hanni (Deutsch) Lux who tells the story of her sister, Judith (Deutsch) Haspel, Austria's greatest swimmer who paid dearly for her refusal to compete in the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Berlin; Greta (Wertheimer) Stanton, a professor of sociology from New-Jersey; the elegant Ann-Marie (Pick) Pisker from London; Anni (Wagner) Lampl from LA who despite being visually impaired insisted on joining this reunion; and Nanne (Winter) Selinger, from New York, who was the only swimmer to return to live in Vienna; she left when Kurt Waldheim was elected president.
Yaron Zilberman is a 1994 graduate of MIT, where he received a BS in Physics and a MS in Operation Research and Finance. Yaron Zilberman brings to filmmaking a diverse background and broad perspective which ranges from science studies and international finance to building entrepreneurship and Internet technology. In the last three years, Mr. Zilberman has dedicated himself to art through filmmaking, focusing on researching, writing, directing and producing Watermarks Winner of the Audience Awards at the 2004 Washington Jewish Film Festival and the 2004 Boston Jewish Film Festival. Best Documentary nomination - Israeli Academy Awards, 2004, and Special Mention-Viennale 2004. This film will open theatrically in New York City on January 22, 2005

Wondrous Oblivion

TITLE: Wondrous Oblivion
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Pathe International Kent House, 14-17 Market Place London W1W 8AR England Phone: 44-20-74624427 Fax: 44-2074367891 international.sales@pathe-uk.com
TEXT:

The Yellow Butterfly

TITLE: The Yellow Butterfly
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Cecille Manson 2190 Mt. Calvary Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 USA Phone: 805-966-7457 cessancinema@yahoo.com
TEXT:

The Zone

TITLE: The Zone
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: Sweden
LANGUAGE: English ST
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Swedish Film Institute Box 27126 SE-102 52, Stockholm Sweden Phone: 46-8-6651141 Fax: 46-8-6663698 asa.garnert@sfi.se
TEXT:

Zyklon Portrait

TITLE: Zyklon Portrait
YEAR: 2004
DIR/PROD:
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
TIME: minutes
SOURCE: Women Make Movies 462 Broadway, Suite 500 New York, NY 10013 USA Phone: 212-925-0606 X 320 Fax: 212-925-2052 ms@wmm.com http://www.wmm.com/
TEXT:
Films from WMM
Jewish Studies

Adio Kerida (Goodbye Dear Love),
A documentary film by Ruth Behar, 2002, 82 min., Color
Distinguished Anthropologist Ruth Behar (recipient of the McArthur Genius Award) returns to her native Cuba to profile the island's remaining Sephardi...

A Biography of Lilith,
A film by Lynne Sachs, 1997, 35 min., Color
In a lively mix of off-beat narrative, collage and memoir, A Biography of Lilith updates the creation myth by telling the story of the first woman an...

Cancer in Two Voices,
A film by Lucy Massie Phenix based on original videotapes by Ann Hershey, 1994, 43 min., Color
"I'm the first among our friends to have cancer... Many will see their future in the way I handle mine," Barbara Rosenblum wrote after learning she ha...



Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter, A film by Deborah Hoffmann, 1994, 44 min.,
Color
With profound insight and a healthy dose of levity, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease a... Confession, A film by Marina Petrovskaia, 2001, 19 min., BW
"I want to make a confession. I used my camera as a weapon to manipulate a now defenseless person and she has been haunting me ever since," declares f...

Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust,
A film by Martha Lubell and Barbara Attie, 1999, 57 min., Color
Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler's reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this ...
Emily and Gitta,
A videotape by Tami Gold, 1996, 30 min., Color
Memories of the Holocaust are interlaced with a contemporary love story in this arresting short drama in which history and inescapable repercussions f...



For My Children,
A video by Michal Aviad, 2002, 66 min., Color
In October 2000, as the second Palestinian Intifada erupts, Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad begins a video exploration about both the moral and mundane...

A Healthy Baby Girl,
A film by Judith Helfand, 1996, 57 min., Color
In 1963 filmmaker Judith Helfand's mother was prescribed the ineffective, carcinogenic synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES), meant to prevent mi...

Isa Kremer: The People's Diva,
Directed by Nina Baker Feinberg and Ted Schillinger ; A film by the Women's Media Group, 2000, 56 min., Color/BW
A charismatic stage performer who crisscrossed the world and was feted by princes, sultans and czars; a diva activist who confronted totalitarianism ...

Jenny and Jenny,
A videotape by Michal Aviad, 1997, 60 min., Color
This moving, closely observed portrait of adolescence documents one summer in the lives of two 17 year old cousins named Jenny. As North African Jewi...

Love Story,
A videotape by Catrine Clay, 1997, 60 min., Color
In 1942 Berlin, LiIly Wurst was a model Aryan hausfrau with a picture of the Fuhrer on the wall, a husband in the army, and a German motherhood medal ...

Paradise Lost,
A Film by Ebtisam Maraana, 2003, 56 min., Color
Arab Israeli filmmaker Ebtisam Mara'ana grew up in Paradise (Fureidis in Arabic), a small fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean. One of the fe...

Ramleh,
A videotape by Michal Aviad, 2001, 58 min., Color
A timely and powerful look at the ideological, cultural and political conflicts in contemporary Israel, this highly original documentary profiles thre...

Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House,
A film by Deborah Dickson, Produced by Donald Goldmacher,
2002, 55 min., Color
Hilarious and heartwarming, "Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House", directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Deborah Dickson, is a film about...

Seven Hours To Burn,
A film by Shanti Thakur, 1999, 9 min., Color/BW
"A visually expressive personal documentary that explores a family's history. Filmmaker Thakur mixes richly abstract filmmaking with disturbing archi...

Silent Song,
A film by Elida Schogt, 2001, 6 min., 3 in series
"In 'Silent Song' Schogt deftly conjures an elaborate dialogue around issues of memory in its various forms - personal, historical, filmic... [her] rich...

Times of Darkness,
A film by Karoline Frogner, 1997, 90 min., Color
A moving and essential contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust and Nazi era, this inspiring film tells the rarely heard story of women's su...

Treyf,
A film by Alisa Lebow and Cynthia Madansky, 1998, 55 min., Color
Treyf -"unkosher" in Yiddish- is an unorthodox documentary by and about two Jewish lesbians who met and fell in love at a Passover "seder". With pers...

The Walnut Tree,
A film by Elida Schogt, 2000, 11 min., Color Through a striking combination of documentary and experimental approaches, "The Walnut Tree" examines Holocaust memory, the family, and the role of ph...

Zyklon Portrait,
A film by Elida Schogt, 1999, 13 min., Color A Holocaust film without Holocaust imagery, "Zyklon Portrait " combines archival instructional films with family snapshots, home movies, underwater ph... Documentaries from RuthFilms.com


films for adding from Ruthfilms.com

SAZ (Doc., 51 min., 2004, Beta - new release)
Written & Directed by: Gil Karni
Produced by: Meni Elias


Shooting Days
(Doc., 58 min., BETA, 2004 - new release)
Written & Directed by: Michal Kafra , Deva Melman
Produced by: Michal Kafra & Deva Melman


This Is Where My Dog Is Buried
(Doc.,50 min., DIGIBETA, 2004 - new release)
Written & Directed by: Nir Keinan
Produced by: Nir Keinan
Co-produced by: VPRO, The Netherlands


Moments, Israel 2004
(14 movies X 3 min., BETA, 2004, new release)
Initiated by: The Jerusalem Film Festival, The New Foundation for Cinema & Television,Tel-Ad Channel 2 & Tapuz Communications Productions
Produced by: Micha Shagrir -Tapuz Communications Productions


One Shot
(Doc.60 min., BETA, 2004 - new release)
Written & Directed by: Nurit Kedar
Produced by: Dror Moreh - One Shot Productions
World Sales: Doc & Co, Paris
Festivals & Special Screenings: Ruth Diskin Films
Sponsored by: Cinema Project & Keshet/Israel's 2nd Channel


Blood Engagement
(Doc., 152 min. Short Version - 90 min, BETA, 2004 - new release)
Written & Directed by: Ada Ushpiz
Produced by: Shula Spiegel - Spiegel Movies Ltd.
Sponsored by: Israel's Documentary Channel/Noga Communications, Medea Project & The New Foundation for Cinema & Television


Detained (ASUROT)
(Doc., 73 min., BETA, 2001 - Long version; 46 min. - Short version)
Written & Directed by: Anat Even, Ada Ushpiz
Executive Producer: Dan Setton (SET Productions)
Sponsored by: Soros Documentary Fund - OSI; Noga Communications - Israel's 8th Channel, Makor Fund for Israeli Films



Columbia - The Tragic Loss
(Doc., 60 min., BETA, 2004 - new release)
Written & Directed by: Naftaly Gliksberg
Produced by: Udi Zamberg & Michael Tapuach - T.H. Production
Sponsored by: Keshet/2nd Channel and Cinema Project


Beyond Mountains of Darkness
A doc that sheds new light on the settlers' life in Israel
(Doc., 50 min., BETA, 2004, New Release)
Directed by: Tzach Nissenboim
Written by: Tzach Nissenboim & Arik Glasner
Produced by: Sylvain Biegeleisen - Zen Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Channel 8 Noga Communication


My 100 Children
(Doc.,68 min., BETA, 2003 - New Release)
Written by: Amalia Margolin, Oshra Schwartz & Einat Glazer-Zarhin
Directed by: Amalia Margolin, Oshra Schwartz
Produced by: JCS Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Israel's 2nd Channel


Surika & Milia
(Doc., 78 min., BETA, 2004 - New Release)
Written and Directed by: Merav Ktorza
Executive Producer: Merav Ktorza
Sponsored by: Makor Foundation for TV & Cinema; 2nd Channel, Israel; Brosh Foundation

All is Very Well
(Doc., 50 min., BETA, 2004 - New Release)
Written, Directed & Produced by: Idit Samet

Art Liberates
A doc that sheds new light on the contemporary relationships between Jews and Germans.
(Doc., 52 min., BETA, 2004, new release)
Written & Directed by: Solo Avital & Adam Horowitz
Produced by: Happyzoda Music & Film Productions
Sponsored by: Israel's Documentary Channel & Individium Ltd. Creative Investments


The House on Bezalel Street
(Doc., 10 min. DVD, 2004 - New Release)
Written, Directed & Produced by: Gilad Tocatly


Galoot (Exile)
(Doc., 100 min., BETA, 2003 - New Release)
Written & Directed by: Asher de Bentolila Tlalim Produced by: Asher de Bentolila Tlalim, Uri Fruchtmann, Bettina Wilhelm
In the Name of God
Scenes from the Extreme
(Doc., 68 min., BETA, 2003 - new release)
A film by Dan Setton in association with HBO, USA; Spiegel TV, Germany and C-films, Switzerland
Produced by: Emmy Award Winner Dan Setton - SET Productions
Directed by: Dan Setton
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Keshet/Israel's 2nd Channel

The Skies Are Closer in Homesh
(Doc., 53 min., BETA, 2004, New Release)
Written & Directed by: Menora Hazani
Produced by: Hillel Weber - Visuality Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Television & Cinema & Reshet/2nd Channel

Uri Avnery: Warrior for Peace
(Doc., 75 min., BETA, 2002)
Directed by: Yair Lev
Produced by: Doron Tsabari - Guerilla Films
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Israel's Documentary Channel


Fucked Up Generation
Travel Log (Doc., 35mm film, 80 min., 2003)
Written & Directed by: Tomer Heymann Procuded by: Heymann Bros. & Sheleg Productions Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Israel's Documentary Channel

It Kinda Scares Me (TOMER VE-HASRUTIM)
(Doc., 57 min., BETA, 2001)
Written & Directed by: Tomer Heymann
Produced by: Hagai Levy, Tomer Heymann - Sheleg Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Israel's Documentary Channel

Good Vibes
(doc., 50 min, BETA, 2003)
Written & Directed by: Avner Benaim
Produced by: Panacine Productions - Avner Benaim


Mashallah
(Doc., 62 min., 2004, Beta)
Written & Directed by: Eytan Harris
Produced by: Eytan Harris Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television & Israel's Documentary Channel


Sewing for bread
(Doc., 6 X 42 min. BETA, 2003)
Written & Directed by: Julie Shles& Doron Tzabari
Production: Julie Shles& Doron Tzabari
Sponsored by: Israel Film Service, Israel's 1st Channel and Makor Foundation for Israeli Film


On the Front Line
(Doc., 54 min., BETA, 2002)
Written & Directed by: Hanoch Zeevi
Produced by: Hanoch Zeevi - Maya Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Telad/ Israel's 2nd Channel


Chronicle of a Jerusalem Courtyard
(Doc., 28 min., BETA, 2003)
Directed by: Tsvika Nevo & Tom barkay
Produced by: Tsvika Nevo & Tom barkay


Kapo
(Doc., 1 hr, 2000)
Directed by: Dan Setton and Tor Ben-Mayor
Produced by: Dan Setton - SET Productions in association with RAI, Italy


One of the Lamed-Vav
(Doc, 60 min., Beta, 2003)
Written by: Itzhak Halutzi, Eli Weisbart
Directed by: Itzhak Halutzi
Produced by: Moshe Alafi - Moshe Alafi Productions
Cinematography: Arye Paldi
Editing: Hadara Oren
Original Score: Karni Eldad
Sponsored by: Israel's 1st Channel, Cinema Project, The Gesher Multicultural Film Fund


sharona
(Doc., 30 min., BETA, 2003)
Written & Directed by: Israela Shaer-Me'oded
Produced by: Israela Shaer-Me'oded

Addicted
(Doc., 46, BETA, 2003)
Written: Avy Hemy, Dror Shkolnik
Directed: Avi Hemy
Produced by: Lizka Assa - Assa Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television

Reach for the Sky
(Doc., 52, BETA, 2001)
Written & Directed by: Ronit Weiss Berkowitz
Produced by: Lizka Assa - Assa Productions


A Love Beyond Words
(Doc., 56 min., BETA, 2001)
Written & Directed by: Shiri Tsur
A co-production of RTBF, Belgium; CNC, France; Israel's 8th Channel and Orna Yarmut Productions Ltd.
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television & Israel's Documentary Channel


The Bunker
The Paradoxical Identity of Pinchas Cohen-Gan (Doc., 50 min., BETA, 2002) Directed by: Nitza Gonen
Written by: Nitza Gonen, Dalit Sharon
Produced by: Nitza Gonen, Dalit Sharon - Gon Productions
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television


My Four Children
(Doc., 53 min., BETA, 2002) Written by: Ilana Ela'd and Nitza Gonen
Directed by: Nitza Gonen
Produced by: Nitza Gonen - Gon Productions
Sponsored by: Reshet/Israel's 2nd Channel


Le Grand Akshan
(Doc., 58 min., BETA, 2003) Written & Directed by: Ron Goldman
Executive producer: Limor Kalo
Produced by: Ron Goldman & Sharon Kedem
Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television and Reshet/Israel's 2nd Channel


Adolph Eichmann - The Secret Memoirs
(Doc., 2 X 56 min., BETA, 2002)
Written & Directed by: Nissim Mossek, Alan Rosenthal Produced by: Sharon Schaveet - Blue Rose Productions A Co-Production of Blue Rose Productions, Jerusalem and EO The Netherlands; In Association with: DR TV Denmark, MTV Hungary and STV Slovakia

Jonathan a Different Child
(Doc., 53 min., BETA, 2002)
Written & Directed by: Nitza Gonen Produced by: Sara Ginor, Tzafrir Kochonovsky, Nitza Gonen

Stromboli - Take Two
(Doc., 50 min., BETA, 2002)
Written & Directed by: Micha Shagrir Produced by: Micha Shagrir - Tapuz Communications

Tikkun (Atonement)
(Doc., 51 min., 2002, BETA)
Written & Directed by: Taliya Finkel Produced by: Taliya Finkel Sponsored by: Israel's Documentary Channel, Makor Foundation for Israeli Film, Gesher Foundation and The America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Diamond Wiz
(Doc., 52 min., BETA, 2002)
Written & Directed by: Aran Patinkin Produced by: Miracle Productions Sponsored by: Israel's 1st Channel

Turning Point (Tami) (Doc., 50, BETA, 2000) Directed by: Lizka Assa Produced by: Lizka Assa - Assa Productions

A FEW DAYS
(Doc., 48 min., BETA, 2003) Written & Directed by: Yosi Aviram Produced by: Yosi Aviram Sponsored by: Israel's Documentary Channel

Two Shot
(Doc., 67 min., BETA, 2004) Written & Directed by: Yoram Zak Produced by: Ram Baruch Productions Sponsored by: Israel's Documentary Channel/Noga Communications

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