Director: Ilan Moskovitch and Dan Bronfeld / Israel 2013
Category: Creative Documentary/Environmental
Producers: Ilan Moskovitch and Dan Bronfeld; for Channel 8 (Hot Cable Communication), Israel
Language: Hebrew, English
Length: 69 minutes
Sixty-seven-year-old Nissim Kahlon, is a hermit who has spent 40 years carving out a home on a Mediterranean cliffside, under Apollonia National Park – on the North of the Herzliya coast,15 kilometers North of modern Tel Aviv. For years he lived in this cave, without electricity or running water. Today the “home” that he built out of anything and everything – rocks, trash, sand – contains countless caves and tunnels, and Nissim insists on continuing to work on it every day.
Nissim’s son, eighteen-year-old Moshe, who was born in the cave and will soon join the military, is moving in with him. Through their hard work, of enlarging and digging out the cave, a complex relationship between father and son is revealed.