Israel / United Kingdom 2017, 43 min, Hebrew, English and Russian, English subtitles
Swallowing the remnants of what used to be a popular beach, a water park, or a settlement, the sinkholes make the land uninhabitable and hazardous. What Zionists once called a ‘natural treasure’ that was meant to attract tourism and investment, is now a dilapidated site erected on unstable grounds. The sinkhole appears as both a visible symptom and an active cause of the failure of a colonial project to instrumentalise nature, collapsing together two temporal scales: the micro-histories of settler colonialism and the slow disaster produced by the exhaustion of natural resources.
Previous Festivals:Cinema Du Reel
Editing: Sasha Litvintseva, Daniel Mann
Cinematography: Sasha Litvintseva
Soundtrack: Michael Gurevich
Music: Graeme Arnfield
Daniel is a filmmaker and researcher. His narrative feature film Low Tide was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2017 and received the Best First Feature Award in Haifa. His documentary-experimental "The Birdman" was premiered at DOCAVIV 2015. His short documentary COMPLEX was screened at IDFA and Rotterdam.
Sasha Litvintseva is an artist filmmaker whose work is situated on the intersection of geological, embodied, and historical temporalities and materialities. Her work has been exhibited worldwide including Berlinale Forum Expanded, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and others. She is currently working on a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London.