A journey between different dreams of various children who represent the gentle human mosaic of this region and which reveal truths about issues of identity & belonging.
Synopsis // Inspired by David Grossman’s book THE YELLOW WIND, we seek to create a cinematic “follow up” to one of the themes of the book. The film will be built around the voices of various children between the ages of 9 and 13 who share with us different dreams they have dreamt. The dreams will flow naturally from one to another; some will be in Arabic and others in Hebrew. Through the use of elements of sound and images, we will create visual expressions of these dreams, without abandoning the documentary lens. Slowly, the dreams will shift to the concrete world in which we live, and to issues related to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Through the dreams, we will be afforded a glimpse into the subconscious of children who live in the reality of the threats and uncertainty arising from the on-going conflict. Music composer: Alon Peretz.
Awards: Best Student Film: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, North Carolina, USA, 2016 .Best Student Film: Docaviv- the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016. The Golden Dragon for Best Short Film: Krakow Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2016. Special Mention from the International Federation of Film Societies: Krakow Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2016. Best student short Documentary: Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel 2016. Best Innovative Film: Montefeltro Film School Festival Romagna, Italy, 2016. Best Student Film: The Israeli Documentary Forum Awards. Best Documentary Award: Early Bird International Student Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016.
OOP vision // “Our starting point are the dreams of children, as we believe this realm, this place out of place, has the potential of revealing truths – which are beautiful and painful at once.”