A TALE OF FOUR MINORITIES

A TALE OF FOUR MINORITIES

Director and Producer: David Deri (‘’You Only Die Twice’’, ‘’Ancestral Sin’’, ”Labor, Rebellion, Upheaval”) / Israel 2023

Category: Society / Religion / LGBT / Personal point of view / Middle-East

Production: David Deri, Ronnie Manor: D.D. Productions and Maagalot Productions.
Produced for Kan Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation (IPBC)

Language: Hebrew, Arabic

Subtitles: English

Length: 95 minutes

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. A journey that reveals extremism and disintegration but creates surprising alliances and a fascinating dialogue.   

In the fall of 2019,  Filmmaker David Deri-Barkai began documenting four families, parents and their children – his secular gay family in Tel Aviv, a Jewish Ultra-Orthodox family in Beit Shemesh,  a Muslim family in Taibeh and a Jewish Religious family in the Ofra settlement (West Bank). The pandemic that broke out a few months later, along with the lock-downs, fears and social unrest that followed, created unprecedented family and national pressure. While for some, their belief is a source of strength, others confront doubts, and rifts are deepening – but  a fascinating dialogue and surprising alliances are created.

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Festivals & Awards:

  • Best Political Documentary Award: Beyond Borders Kastellorizo International Documentary Festival, Greece 2023
  • Special Mediterranean Friendship Award: Beyond Borders Kastellorizo International Documentary Festival, Greece 2023

Jury's statement: Beyond Borders Film Festival 2023: International Competition: Best Political Documentary Award: “Four families offer us their diverse insights into the ongoing frictions of their world, with what is right and what is wrong within Israeli society. Filmed during the COVID pandemic, the lives of Muslim, Jewish, Ultra-Orthodox, Jewish Religious Settlers and Jewish Secular Gay families are exposed in magnified detail, the Rashomon-effect creating deep multi-perspectival insights. <> The film not only shows us the difficulties of one of the world's chronical hot-spots of political conflict and disillusion, it is a great paraphrase of humankind in general. The personal involvement of the filmmaker also gives the film an authentic and honest twist and offers some endearing and funny moments in a world that is so full of misunderstanding as if it all could be so much better if we could sometimes laugh.”

Jury's statement: Beyond Borders Film Festival 2023: International Competition: Special Mediterranean Friendship Award: “The film is awarded for the bold and insightful look with which it documents cultural particularities and differences of Israeli society, which echo the wider Mediterranean reality, in order to express the urgent need for mutual acceptance and coexistence..”

 

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