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
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.