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"An intimate and enchanting film that peels the years off the grown-up viewer."
-YNET

SIDEWALK

Documentary   |   Israel   |   2007   |   57 min

Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish |   Subtitles: English

synopsis

A documentary poem interweaving seven parallel stories of children on their way to school and back, Sidewalk offers a glimpse into the rare moments of true independence afforded to these young schoolchildren. Along the way we witness the playful, the stressful, the cruel, the magical and the thrilling moments of this daily journey, which become a lucid voyage into the very heart of childhood.

A meditation on children's consciousness and the rite of passage between childhood and adulthood that passes in the blink of the eye, Sidewalk challenges us to grapple with questions of how we become who we are today and how any of us managed to survive the very real tribulations of childhood.

credits

Director: Duki Dror

Producers: Yael Shavit and Roni Izhak

Script: Galia Engelmayer Dror

Cinematography: Philippe Bellaiche

Editor: Hadara Oren

Original Score: Haim Frank Ilfman