Israel / Canada 2018, 210 min, Hebrew and Arabic, Arabic, English & Hebrew subtitles
‘Omar’s Dream’ and ‘Avidan’s Dream’ are two films that portray daily realities of shepherds in South Mount Hebron. One is about a Palestinian family; the other is about Jewish family. Both live close to each other in an area of the West Bank that is governed by the Palestinian Authority, but controlled by the Israeli Army.
Omar Halil Muhammed brings his two wives Gozlan and Miriam from their comfortable house in Yata to live in a tent in the desert and herd his sheep like his ancestors.
Avidan Ophir builds a farm near the place where he was born, Susiya, and wants to have his flock spread all over the hills like in Biblical times.
Life in the desert is merciless, the politics are brutal, but both of them find that the main drama is inside themselves and their families.
There will be a short 20 minutes break between the two filmsFilmmaker Present
- Thu 24.05 12:30 Cinemateque 2 Filmmaker Present
Production: Hagar Saad Shalom, Shlomi Elkabetz, Paul Cadieux, Danae Elon, Galit Cahlon
Production Company: Skene - Border Films, Entre Deux Mondes Productions, Deux Beaux Garcons Films
Script & Research: Avner Faingulernt, Hagar Saad Shalom
Editing: Myriam Magassouba, Lev Goltser (additional Editing)
Soundtrack: Phillip Benoit
Music: Peter Venne
Avner Faingulernt films in intimate way the story of quotidian life in places at the heart of darkness. His films 'Men on The Edge', 'Matador of War' have been screened all over the world. He is the founder of Cinema South Festival and School of Audio & Visual Arts.