Director: Sivan Shtivi / Israel 2015
Category: Health, Society, Creative Documentary
Production: David Noy: Cinemax Productions, for Yes-Docu, Documentary Channel, Israel,
supported by SRC – Télévision Radio Canada: Commissioning Editor: Jean Pelletier
Length: 70 minutes
Sivan, the film director, sets out to quit smoking together with his Uncle Jacob, a heavy smoker whose life is in danger. The initial plan involves recruiting the entire addicted family, but rapidly twists and turns as it becomes a more complex and eventful story. Sivan, who is about to become a father, must inevitably confront the painful memories of his father’s suicide, while Jacob’s health continues to deteriorate.
This dark-humored, smoke-filled film shares the story of a tight, loving, self-destructive family, as they reach out to smokers everywhere – active or passive.