30.09. - 09.10.2021

Once I Entered a Garden Israel, France, Switzerland 2012 | 97 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Avi Mograbi

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).

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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)
Original title: Once I Entered a Garden
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic, Hebrew
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Avi Mograbi
Screenplay: Avi Mograbi, Noam Enbar
Producer: Serge Lalou, Avi Mograbi, Samir
Director of Photography: Philippe Bellaïche
Music: Noam Enbar
Production Design:
Editor: Avi Mograbi, Rainer M. Trinkler
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Doc & Film International
Production: Les Films D'Ici, Avi Mograbi films, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion


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