In The Desert – A Documentary Diptych
In The Desert is a diptych documentary about two realities, two families in one land. Both parts have a dialectic relationship to each other, an inherent tension that exists by their very juxtaposition: ‘Omar's Dream’ is about a Palestinian family; ‘Avidan's Dream’ is about a Jewish one. Both families live in an area of the West Bank that is governed by Palestinian Authority but controlled by Israeli Army - which officially prohibits anyone from settling there. The two families live on opposite hills, but never meet. Both men discover their lives are determined by a personal struggle to define who they really are rather than by a political...
Available: 220 min, (Omar's Dream’ 115 min, Avidan's Dream 105 min) & TV Version 120 min.
Director: Avner Faingulernt
Producer: Hagar Saad Shalom , Paul Cadieux , Shlomi Elkabetz , Danae Elon , Galit Cahlon
Production Company: Skene Border Films (IL), Filmoption International (CAN), Deux Beaux Garcons Films (IL), Entre Deux Mondes Productions
Duration: 220 min. ,120 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel
Language: Hebrew, Arabic
Festivals & Awards
DocAviv Film Festival, Israel, 2018
Best Cinematography Award
Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique
Fipresci Best Director Award
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, 2018
Doc Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018
Viennale, Austria, 2018
Academia Film Olomouc - 54th International Festival of Science Documentary Films, Czech Republic, 2019
Millenium Documentary Film Festival, Belgium, 2019
FICIC Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquín, Argentina, 2019
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