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PHOTONOVELLA

Documentary   |   Israel   |   2012   |   58 min

Hebrew, Arabic   |   Subtitles: Hebrew, English

synopsis

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.

credits

Director: Chen Shelach

ProducerDuki Dror

Script: Galia Engelmayer Dror

Cinematography: Philippe Bellaiche

Editor: Duki Dror

selected festivals & screenings

2013

UK

JEWISH FILM

FESTIVAL

2

2014

JERUSALEM

JEWISH

FILM FESTIVAL

CHICAGO FESTIVAL

OF

ISRAELI CINEMA

2013

TORONTO JEWISH

FILM FESTIVAL

2013

world distribution

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