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In The Desert – A Documentary Diptych

OT: Bamidbar - Diptych Teudi

Avner Faingulernt // Israel, Canada, 2018
Documentary Feature // FF2018



DOCUMENTARY In direct proximity and yet without contact: in West Jordan, Israeli settlers and Palestinian farmers live side by side – in separate worlds. Omar brings his Palestinian family from their town house to bleak Mount Hebron, where they will all take care of his sheep farm. The heighbouring farm belongs to Jewish settler Avidan, who has put down roots with a group of kindred spirits, also intending to raise sheep in the barren landscape. Avner Faingulernt documents these two hermetic worlds in a radical, but logical form: as two separate films which, when viewed together, form a diptych. We first show “Omar’s Deam” and, after a 20 minute interval, “Avidan’s Dream”.


AVNER FAINGULERNT (*1961) grew up as the son of Brazilian immigrants on a kibbutz. Besides working as head of the film department at Sapir College, he has realized eight documentaries and is a peace activist.



Bamidbar - Diptych Teudi

Documentary Feature

Hebrew, Arabic, English


Israel, Canada


215 min

OV with English subtitles

Avner Faingulernt

Avner Faingulernt, Hagar Saad Shalom

Hagar Saad Shalom, Shlomi Elkabetz, Paul Cadieux, Danae Elon, Galit Cahlon

Avner Faingulernt

Miriam Magassouba, Lev Goltser (additional cutting)

Peter Venne

Ruth Films

Skene - Border Films; Entre Deux Mondes Productions; Deux Beaux Garcons Films

Hadar Porubanova, Ruth Films: hadar@ruthfilms.com

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