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International Programme 2013
Fading Note Hani Dombe

A woman does the housework in her flat somewhere in Eastern Europe, where she spent her youth with her sister. But she is beset by memories: games played together, piano practice and the dream of ...

Fading Note

Animated Film
Israel
2013
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Hani Dombe
Hani Dombe
Yoav Hudin
Hani Dombe
Uriel Malnovitzer
Hani Dombe
Hani Dombe
Yoav Hudin
A woman does the housework in her flat somewhere in Eastern Europe, where she spent her youth with her sister. But she is beset by memories: games played together, piano practice and the dream of shining in the limelight as a duo. The holocaust put a sudden stop to that; only her memories are still alive. Her visions of how things could have been displace the reality around her.
International Programme 2013
Fading Valley Irit Gal

The fields of Palestinian farmers in the occupied territories on the West Bank are withering while the Jewish settlers have water to spare. A look at a drama in quiet images.

Fading Valley

Documentary Film
Israel
2013
56 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Irit Gal
Irit Gal
River
Daniel Gal
Rabab Haj Yahya
Irit Gal
If this film was about illegal substance deals it would be less remarkable that business must be done secretly. The commodity here, however, is not a hallucinogenic substances but something that makes life possible in the first place: water. But isn’t free access to water one of the basic human rights?
The scene is the valley of the Jordan River on the West Bank. Listening to the daily discussions of the water transport man with the resident Palestinians, who are trying to cultivate their land in this region, will give you an idea of what it means to live in an occupied military zone. While the world above ground is permanently threatened by drought, enough water is flowing through the subterranean pipelines. Irit Gal approaches the local conditions and incorporates this contradiction, which extends into quite different areas, too. The quiet images conceal a tragic story that reaches far beyond the boundaries of this valley.

Claudia Lehmann