Marina explores the social ideas surrounding parenthood and family. Accompanying her on her journey, we discover the multitude of notions and aspects of fatherhood: biological father, genetic father, sperm donor, progenitor, recognized father without custody rights. Here is a journey in the belly of a new society based on unconventional families.
‘’The Last Lapdance’’ documents the social and political fallout when the Israeli police closed the country’s strip clubs in 2020. The film is told almost exclusively from the lapdancers’ point of view.
Four families, parents and their children, from four minorities in Israel, are having an identity crisis which amplified during the pandemic: Muslim, Jewish Ultra-Orthodox, Jewish Religious Settlers and Jewish Secular Gay.
<b> In the fairytale city of St. Petersburg, 8,500 children live on the streets, but the innovative circus Upsala with its charismatic director Larissa is giving some of those children a chance to leave all that behind them. </b>
Twenty years ago Chilla was kidnapped from Hungary by a group of traffickers and was forced to work as a prostitute. Now she goes to look for her kidnappers. After she returns to hell, will she be able to leave again?
Sivan, the film director, sets out to quit smoking together with his Uncle Jacob, a heavy smoker whose life is in danger.
”Not Far from the Tree” is a funny and moving story about the creation of a family-owned winery and about the unavoidable father-son conflict.
Aya, a 32 years old musician, with no boundaries or doubts about her identity as a lesbian, meets Yaelle, a 29 years old multimedia artist and new immigrant to Israel from a conservative French family.
”One of Seven” is a fascinating journey of journalist and film critic Goel Pinto’s life stations. Goel, born to an Oriental religious family, ‘one of seven’ children, in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv.
The Druze village of Beit Jann in the mountains of the Galilee holds the highest record of high school graduates in Israel, and possibly in the world. This is the story of a closed society trying to find its way in a changing reality.