SOUNDS OF IMMIGRATION
(Eretz Ahuva Sheli)
Script: Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretzky, Sara Shilo
Category: Creative Documentary / Art & Culture / Immigration
Production: Yael Kipper & Ronen Zaretzky, produced for Channel 8 (Hot Cable Communication), Israel
Supported by The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT), Israel
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Hindi
Length: 82 minutes
A cinematic-literary look at the lives of immigrants, who came to Israel over the course of 20 years, all residents of Block 461 in Maalot-Tarshiha, a mixed city in the North of Israel. The film observes the lives of people who immigrated from Russia and are still searching for their place, people who fled Lebanon 14 years ago when they were children and are just starting to realize how complex their lives are, and young people from the community of ‘’Bnei Menashe’’, Kuki people who just arrived from Manipur, India on the Myanmar border, and moved directly to Maalot. The film presents a dialogue between cinematographic expression and a literary text written by Israeli novelist Sara Shilo.
The film is a new film based on ‘’My Beloved Country’’ winner of the Best Cinematography Award at Doc Aviv 2017:
Jury’s justification: By turns sensuously expressive and coolly observational, the winning cinematography stood out for its spontaneity, fluidity and ability to convey the complexities and dramas of its subtexts in rich cinematic terms.