A 12 year-old girl must complete an ancestry assignment for school, but what begins as a boring task slowly becomes a sweeping drama that unearths the buried secrets of three generations of one family - from before the outbreak of World War II on to the Holocaust and ending with the fall of the kibbutz's socialist idealism. What does this heavy historical burden mean for a young girl today, one who lives through social networks, soap operas and telenovelas? A first-person documentary about the unsettling thought that life is a chain of events governed by coincidence and not by individual choice.
Director // Chen Shelach
Producer // Duki Dror
Script // Galia Engelmayer Dror
Cinematography // Philippe Bellaiche
Editor // Duki Dror
UK Jewish Film Festival | 2013
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival | 2013
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema | 2013
Toronto Jewish Film Festival | 2013
The film exposes the fact that humans are hardly trees and that their roots are often the equivalent of psychological radioactive waste which one should approach with extreme caution.