Israel 2017, 64 min, Hebrew, Hebrew & English subtitles

A woman who decided to break-up her marriage, fled to the biggest confessional in the world, the Western Wall in Jerusalem and stayed there for a year.
“Hakir”(wall) follows the divorce story of the director, entirely through her phone calls and recorded messages to and from the important women in her life: her mother, her older sister, and her best friend. At the same time, the film provides a first glimpse at what happens in the “Women’s Section” of the Western Wall, the most intimate public site imaginable, the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, “bone of contention”, and takes a close and long-term observation of the political, religious, and national changes taking place in a divided Israel in 2016.
The film is a double portrait of a place and of a woman; an encounter between sound and image, private and public, God and His absence.

Previous Festivals: Cinema Du Reel

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  • Fri 12.05 12:00 Cinemateque 3 Filmmaker Present
  • Winner - Israeli Competition: Wall
    Fri 19.05 10:00 Cinemateque 3 Filmmaker Present
  • Fri 19.05 17:15 Cinemateque 3 Filmmaker Present
Director, Script, Editing & Cinematography: Moran Ifergan
Production: Michal Weits, Moran Ifergan
Production Company: Tape Runners
Soundtrack: Shahaf Wagshel
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CV

An Israeli independent director. Born and raised to a Moroccan family in south Israel.Her short films were screened at Sheffield docfest, MoMA NY and around the world.Moran's cinema deals with a political,social and gender issues in the Israeli society from a personal point of view.