V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

A l'ouest du Jourdain

V' 17

A l'ouest du Jourdain

West of the Jordan River

Amos Gitai
F/Israel, 2017
Documentaries, 84min, OmeU

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A l'ouest du Jourdain

Amos Gitai
F/Israel, 2017
Documentaries, 84min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Amos Gitai
Sound: 
Amos Zipori
Nir Alon
Yishai Illan
Camera: 
Oded Kirma
Eitan Hai
Vladimir Truchovski
Editor: 
Tal Zana
Vincent Schmitt
Yuval Orr
Composer: 
Amit Poznansky

Production: 
Nilaya Productions
Agav Films
France Télévisions
World Sales: 
Doc & Film International
Format: 
DCP
Color

The film framing passages from talks with prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was murdered in 1995 by a Jewish settler, take on some prophetic features now that the West Bank has been under Israeli occupation for 50 years. In all those years of futile hope the young annalist Gitai became a melancholic archaeologist of the Palestine conflict. In addition to courageous ex-soldiers of the IDF, who, with their reports of notorious human rights violations, encounter an openly hostile mood, he discovers, above all, enclaves of Palestinian and Jewish women in Hebron, who still believe in a common will to peaceful coexistence.

In the presence of Amos Gitai.

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