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Nyosha

Animadoc
Israel
2012
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Liran Kapel, Sapir Academic College
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Yoav Hudin
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Yonatan Englender
Nyosha is a 10-year-old Jewish girl who lives with her mother in Poland during World War II. Nyosha is an optimistic child, who has a naive dream: to purchase a pair of shiny black shoes. A true story based on a testimony of Holocaust survivor, Nomi Kapel.

White Night

Documentary Film
Israel
2012
48 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Daniel Gal
Yuval Orr
Irit Gal
They are up in their kitchens before daybreak, straighten their sleeping children’s blankets and are ready to depart between two and three in the morning. Every night, Palestinian women living in a refugee camp near Jerusalem go on a difficult journey. Irit Gal accompanies Fatma, Jamila and the others, including Fayek, the only man, on their way across rough ground, mountains and forests, rubble and debris. When they reach the border to Israel they crawl through narrow holes in the barbed wire to run to safety from the army then. In the city, the hunted turn into modern women in high heels and without Hijabs who merge with the crowds. When they are cleaning Israeli homes it looks as if they were leading a normal life for a moment.
Under cover of darkness – which is no real protection after all – the women confide their fears, dreams and longings to the camera. The film moves only in the no man’s land between the borders, like its protagonists, who are marginalised by two societies: their own, where women are supposed to stay at home (even while they are forced to feed their families by illegal means) and Israel, which refuses them work permits and thus a life in dignity. One would like to invite those responsible to take part in this hellish night-time journey just once.
– Grit Lemke