Phoenix, 32 years old, was born and raised in the African Hebrew Israelite community in Dimona, a small city in the desert of Israel. When he was only 3 years old, his father was expelled from the community to the USA, because he tried to reveal some of the innermost secrets of the community. As a result, people in Dimona say that Phoenix received his father's curse. A close family friend took advantage of his loneliness and raped him. For many years no one knew what the little boy was going through. It was their secret. Phoenix lives in post-trauma, and uses sculpture and rap song writing to

Director: Anat Tel

Producer: Anat Tel



Duration: 69 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: -
Language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Leipzig International Film Festival, Germany, 2018

  • Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2018

  • Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taiwan, 2019

  • Hoboken International Film Festival, USA, 2019

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