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Once I Entered a Garden

OT: Once I Entered a Garden

Avi Mograbi // Israel, France, Switzerland, 2012
Documentary Feature // FF2013



The Israeli Avi Mograbi is well-known for his unsparing criticism of his mother country. HIs new film is a both melancholy and heartening journey through a country marked by ideologies and power politics. What was this land once upon a time? What could it become? Mograbi is accompanied by his longtime Arab friend Ali Al-Azhari. Their conversations jump backwards and forwards between past and present, revealing many similarities shared by their peoples who today are artificially separated by border wire. The men’s dialogue holds a seed of hope for the future. Screening on 28.09. in attendance of: Avi Mograbi (Director), Ali Al-Azhari (Protagonist)


Since the early 1990s, Avi Mograbi (*1956) has been making political documentaries dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (2005) and Z32 (2008).


Once I Entered a Garden

Documentary Feature

Arabic, Hebrew

Agenda 13//FF2013

Israel, France, Switzerland


97 min

OV with English subtitles

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