JZR

 

Director: Yara Agnon, Israel, 2017, 15 min

A fresh and unique look at JZR Crew – a group of five youths who are leading a new Arab underground scene in Haifa.

 

Thursday 26.4, 17:00, Cinema 4   Buy Tickets

Our Heroes

 

Director: Yair Agmon, Israel, 2016, 17 min

A conflict, any conflict, is ultimately a struggle between stories and memories. Through the stories of Anshel, who is Jewish and Hanin, who is Arab – demented elderly folks who came across one another during the 1948 War, the film tries to ask questions about their narratives, about the agents of memory that guide them, and the relationship between a “story” and an “experience,” and the capacity of those stuck in this war, to rise above it.

 

Thursday 26.4, 17:00, Cinema 4   Buy Tickets

Lido

 

Director: Uri Smoly, Israel, 2016, 15 min

The building of a restaurant established on the shore of the Dead Sea years ago is now abandoned, far away from the diminishing shoreline. Musician Yoav Halevi tries to breathe life among the ruins, enlisting the help of voices he records in the area. The memories of Roni Carmel and Zuheir al-Amad, from different periods, are interwoven into a place that survived wars, conquests, vibrant life and coexistence, but ultimately, gave in to the forces of nature.

 

Thursday 26.4, 17:00, Cinema 4   Buy Tickets

The Boy from H2

 

Director: Helen Yanovsky, Israel, 2017, 21 min

Mohammed Burkan is a 12-year old boy living in Hebron, in the H2 area under full Israeli military control. Mohammed is one of the children the army detains almost every day on suspicion of throwing stones. Mohammed, who is one of 10 children, leads a life that vacillates between his crowded home, and the street, where he constantly gets into trouble.

 

Thursday 26.4, 17:00, Cinema 4   Buy Tickets

To Breathe Freely in Our Homeland

 

Director: Eitan Wetzler, Israel, 2018, 30 min

The Awad family is a downtrodden Palestinian family with many children from Budrus in the West Bank. The family’s story reflects the hardships that many Palestinian families face under occupation. It is also a story of the Israelis who are unable to turn a blind eye to what is happening such a short distance from their homes.

 

Thursday 26.4, 17:00, Cinema 4   Buy Tickets

Forgetting Where I Came From

 

Director: Hadar Yoselewitz, Israel, 2018, 11 min

Majd and Ali are two people who escaped the painful hell of their lives in Eilat. A random encounter turned into a friendship that saved their lives.

Thursday 26.4, 17:00, Cinema 4   Buy Tickets

Only Darkness Preceded You

 

Director: Michael (Mysh) Rozanov, Israel, 2018, 5 min

One of the workers in a dull factory daydreams about a liberated dancer that fills the factory’s walls with color and emotion. Her imagination spreads to other workers and frees them of their mechanic livelihoods.

 

Thursday 26.4, 17:00, Cinema 4   Buy Tickets

A Night with No Dawn

 

Director: Sara Bozakov, Israel, 2017, 20 min

Five men from Darfur are forced to go to the Holot Detention facility. Upon arriving they realize they are late and have to spend the night outside. Once it is dark, the desert and the sky become mirrors into the men’s souls, and they embark on a spiritual journey in search of answers. 

 

Friday 27.4, 12:00, Cinema 2   Buy Tickets

Between Kermanshah to Majdanek

 

Director: Omri Najad, Israel, 2016, 24 min

Bechor has less than a week to get the sum of money needed to send his daughter, Yarden, on her high school trip to Poland. On his journey to get the money, he deals with questions of identity, culture and his Persian roots, which he neglected in favor of his Israeli identity.

 

Friday 27.4, 12:00, Cinema 2   Buy Tickets

At Dawn

 

Director: Omri Burstyn, Israel, 2018, 19 min

Ali is the only Arab member of a left-wing activist group of Jerusalem youth from good families. He is in love with one member Yael, and plans to tell her how he feels the next time they meet. A series of violent incidents in the city of Hebron leads the group to decide to take more radical actions. Ali is torn between his values and his unrequited feelings for Yael.

Friday 27.4, 12:00, Cinema 2   Buy Tickets

How Long, Not Long

 

Director: Michal & Uri Kranot, Israel, 2016, 05:30 min

A visual journey in a xenophobic era.

Friday 27.4, 12:00, Cinema 2   Buy Tickets

Home Made

 

Director: Shira Meishar, Israel, 2017, 13 min

Helena, who works in a small restaurant in Jerusalem, is celebrating her 50th birthday. Instead of returning home to her husband, she chooses to stay at the restaurant a bit longer, together with a passerby that walked into the place and a kid from the streets that she saved from a fight.

Friday 27.4, 12:00, Cinema 2   Buy Tickets

Fighting Sand Castles

 

Director: Adi Ornai & Hila Mutayn, Israel, 2018, 23 min

Omar, an asylum seeker from Darfur, Sudan, currently lives in Israel, a country that is unwilling to provide asylum to those fleeing genocide. Omar needs to cope with the reality in Israel and becomes a leading voice in the asylum seeker community. The conflict between his external world as an activist carrying the weight of responsibility of an entire nation, and his internal world, is described as an animated studio that dives behind the scenes of Omar’s world.

Friday 27.4, 12:00, Cinema 2   Buy Tickets

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