NEWS FROM HOME / NEWS FROM HOUSE

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NEWS FROM HOME / NEWS FROM HOUSE

Amos Gitai
Israel/F/B, 2006
Documentaries, 97min, OmeU

NEWS FROM HOME / NEWS FROM HOUSE

Amos Gitai
Israel/F/B, 2006
Documentaries, 97min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Amos Gitai
Sound: 
Ravid Dvir
Alex Claude
David Gillain
Camera: 
Haim Asias
Editor: 
Isabelle Ingold

Production: 
Agav Films 37 Rashi St. 65112 Tel Aviv, Israel T 3 52 55 971 agav@amosgitai.com
World Sales: 
Cinephil 18 Levontin St. 65112 Tel Aviv, Israel T 3 65 54 129 info@cinephil.co.il
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color and Black/White

Twenty-five years ago I began a film, House, by observing the (re)construction of a house in West Jerusalem as a metaphor for the city and its inhabitants - mostly Jews and Arabs, Palestinians and Israelis. In this first film, the house was a sort of open archeological site - a human archeological site. In the second film, A House in Jerusalem, which I began in 1995, the focus was extended, shifted right and left, up and down towards the house's neighbors and the archeological sites buried below the earth's surface. In News from Home / News from House I wanted to widen the perimeters of my observation to Diasporas, to those links to the original inhabitants of the house by their family history. (Amos Gitai)