Israel / France 2017, 75 min, Hebrew and Arabic, English subtitles
Past inhabitants of the Manshiye neighborhood arrive with their families for a picnic on the lawns that cover the ruins of their houses. They roam, breathing in the familiar sea air of the Jaffa city line, and try to locate the spot of the home from which they were either forced to flee or evicted by the authorities. The park serves as their witness stand, a stage onto which the materials of memory are projected. With their children, in Arabic or in Hebrew, they share the little stories of their interrupted daily life. Their voices are a living testimony to the human fabric of the neighborhood.
Production: Jean Bigo, Anat Even
Production Company: Rouge Productions
Editing: Yael Bitton, Tal Shefi
Cinematography: Daniel Kedem
Research: Rozeen Bisharat, Raneen Jeries, Ella Shner
Soundtrack: Patrick Sigwalt, Hezi Davidian, Aviv Aldema
Music: Eli Shargorodski Dj.e
Anat Even is an independent filmmaker. Teaches cinema at the Sapir Academic College. Co-editor of “TAKRIV”, a documentary magazine. Winner the Cinema Prize Awarded by the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture 2004, The Landau Prize for Excellency in art 2011.