Israel / France 2016, 85 min, Hebrew, Arabic and Tigrinya, English & Hebrew subtitles

Avi Mograbi and Chen Alon meet African asylum-seekers in a detention facility in the middle of the Negev desert, where they are confined by the state of Israel. Together, they question the status of the refugees in Israel using theatrical techniques. What leads men and women to leave everything behind and go towards the unknown? Why does Israel, founded by refugees, refuse to take into consideration the situation of the exiled, thrown onto the roads by war, genocide and persecution? Can the Israelis working with the asylum seekers put themselves in the refugees’ shoes?

Previous Festivals: Berlinale, Cinema Du Reel


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Directors: Avi Mograbi, Theater Director And Facilitator: Chen Alon
Production: Avi Mograbi, Camille Laemle, Serge Lalou
Production Company: Les Films D'ici
Script & Editing: Avi Mograbi
Cinematography: Philippe Bellaiche
Research: Dr. Adva Selzer
Soundtrack: Dominique Vieillard
Music: Noam Enbar
World Sales: Doc&Film International - Daniela Elstner (


Filmmaker and artist born in 1956, lives in Tel Aviv. Filmography: Once I entered a garden (2012), Z32 (2008), Avenge but one of my two eyes (2005), August (2002), Happy Birthday Mr. Mograbi (1999), How I learned to overcome my fear and love Arik Sharon (1997), The Reconstruction (1994).