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Films screening at this event

Photonovela

original title
פוטונובלה
Director
Chen Shelach
Country
Israel
Year
2013
Duration
52 min

A 12-year-old girl must complete an ancestry assignment for school.

This initially ‘boring’ task slowly takes on a sweeping historical aspect embodying many secrets of three generations of a single family, beginning before World War II, through Holocaust trauma, and up to collective kibbutz idealism.

Using home-movie footage and early greying photographs, as well as pointed questioning to camera of family members otherwise in denial, filmmaker Chen Shelach reconstructs and interrogates the fascinating tale of his family’s tortuous journey through betrothal and betrayal, and displays the need for truth and honest closure.

How I Killed Rabin (short)

Director
Michael Alalu
Country
Israel
Year
2012
Duration
17 min

It is 1995, and Itamar, a Jerusalem teenager, lives in the inner world of a ‘rules and fate’ game. But on the day of Yitzak Rabin’s assassination, the rules change.

SAM SPIEGEL FILM & TV SCHOOL, JERUSALEM