VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Dimona Twist

V' 17

Dimona Twist

Michal Aviad
Israel, 2016
Documentaries, 71min, OmeU

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Dimona Twist

Michal Aviad
Israel, 2016
Documentaries, 71min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Michal Aviad
Sound: 
Avid Aldema
Camera: 
Sharon (Shark) De Mayo
Itay Maron
Editor: 
Nili Feller
Composer: 
Ophir Leibovitch

Production: 
Lama Films
Yes Docu
World Sales: 
Go2Films
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950’s and 1960’s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened during the first fifteen years to the girls and women who arrived with their families from north Africa and Poland and found themselves building a town in the middle of the desert? They talk about the pain of leaving their homes behind, about poverty and the difficulties of adjusting in their new homeland, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. In DIMONA TWIST, which mixes between conversations with the protagonists and private and public archives, they recount the struggles they took part in and the insights they gained, with humor, sorrow and dignity.