30.09. - 09.10.2021

In The Desert – A Documentary Diptych Israel, Canada 2018 | 215 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Avner Faingulernt

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.

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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".
Original title: Bamidbar - Diptych Teudi
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Hebrew, Arabic, English
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Avner Faingulernt
Screenplay: Avner Faingulernt, Hagar Saad Shalom
Producer: Hagar Saad Shalom, Shlomi Elkabetz, Paul Cadieux, Danae Elon, Galit Cahlon
Director of Photography: Avner Faingulernt
Music: Peter Venne
Production Design:
Editor: Miriam Magassouba, Lev Goltser (additional cutting)
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Ruth Films
Production: Skene - Border Films; Entre Deux Mondes Productions; Deux Beaux Garcons Films
Contact: Hadar Porubanova, Ruth Films:


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