Israel 2021, 70 min, Hebrew, Arabic and English, Hebrew & English subtitles

An unorthodox exploration of the bizarre reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is reflected through an associative compilation of found footage, composed entirely of excerpts from YouTube videos of the Tel Aviv beach and the hills of the West Bank.
As bathers hurriedly seek shelter when the siren warns of missiles, soldiers on the other side clash with Palestinians, and a bulldozer goes about its demolition work. An Israeli settler shows off his grapes, while elsewhere a Palestinian describes how his orchard was destroyed. Dogs harass a flock of sheep, opposite dogs playing on the beach.
In this energetic and apparently intuitive collage, two parallel realities full of staggering contrasts are juxtaposed, yet they are also inextricably linked. And not only because the beach lilies look just like the flowers growing in the hills.

Previous Festivals: IDFA

Official Website

Buy Tickets
Screening Schedule:
  • Sun 29.05 | 19:15 | Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present
  • Fri 03.06 | 12:30 | Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 29th at 19:15 P.M. until June 5th

Tal Elkayam is a Jerusalem-based filmmaker. His first feature-length film, ‘Figure-Ground’, premiered at IDFA. He co-founded the Horn Film Festival for Contemporary Cinema and he founded +5sec, a production house that creates content originating from and in reference to the content of the web.

Production: Tal Elkayam, Lila Bobrowicz
Production Company: +5sec
Editing & Research: Tal Elkayam
Sound Design & Music: Neal Gibbs

Source: Raina Films

You might like...