Ertz Ir / Scattegories

Haifa Film Festival


Esther, Emmanuel and Michal were born in Israel to migrant parents from Nigeria. In a moment of despair, they were torn away from their Israeli existence to a life of poverty and survival in Nigeria, unable to continue their studies, living for a time on the streets. When Esther celebrated her eighteenth birthday she managed to return to Israel on her own. Israel is not the same home she remembered, but despite everything she is determined to bring her family back to Israel and reunite again. Now it’s up to her to save the family.

Director: Yakie Ayalon

Producer: Yakie Ayalon



Production Company: Ayalon Production
Duration: 55 min.
Date of Release: 5/10/20
Country of Production: Israel

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

Festivals & Awards

  • Haifa Film Festival / 2020
    Israeli Documentaries Competition

  • Solidariy Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival / 2020
    The Feature Film Competition / Best Mention Award

Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

The New Fund for Cinema and TV


Drama Documentary, Human Interest / Social Issues, Newest Arrivals, Social Issues