Israel 2017, 70 min, Hebrew and English, Hebrew & English subtitles
Phoenix, 32, grew up in the African Hebrew Israelite community in Dimona.
When he was 3, his father was expelled from the community and since then people in Dimona say that Phoenix received his father’s curse. A close uncle from the community took advantage of his loneliness and for many years no one knew what the little boy was going through.
Phoenix lives in a state of post-trauma. Sculpting and writing songs keep him sane in moments when memories take over. He decides to return to the community and to his parents who didn’t save him, he wants to understand how all this happened. Phoenix knows he deserves to be happy.
After the screening: Musical performance by PheonixFilmmaker Present
- Fri 25.05 16:00 Cinemateque 5 Filmmaker Present
Editing: Noam Amit
Cinematography: Emmanuelle Mayer
Soundtrack: Rotem Dror
Music: Alberto Shwartz
Anat has MFA degree of cinema & television, Tel Aviv University.
She started as a producer and researcher.
She's a director of documentary films ,image films and reports for TV & internet.
This is her 5th documentary film.
"I'm not Filipina" (2010)
"Mom, Dad I'm Muslim" (2012)