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