New Israeli Cinema: 2 Films
Chicken and the Egg (Play Me Allegro) by Alon Alsheich & Eran Yehezkel, Israel, 2005, 40 min. - On the border between Israel and the Palestinian authority, 4 km from Gaza, lies the Nir-Am kibbutz. In spite of Israeli missiles and helicopters soaring above their heads, and Palestinian rockets falling in their yard, Julia, a Russian immigrant, and her five-year-old daughter, choose not to give up.
Sderot, Last Exit (pictured) by Osvalde Lewat, 2011, 80 min. - This new documentary by French-Cameroonian journalist and filmmaker Osvalde Lewat is a high-risk attempt to portray the contradictions that arise among the multiple ethnicities and peoples in the Film School of Sderot, situated only two kilometers from the Gaza border in Southern Israel.
Followed by a Q&A with Avner Faingulernt.
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