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.
Documentary | 2012 | 58 min
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
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
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