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6 Open, 21 Closed

6 Open, 21 Closed

6 Open, 21 Closed

Two years ago a prison revolt was brutally suppressed by Warden Ronny Lefkowitz and his guards. Beersheba Prison now seems quiet, but sounds of discontent still seethe among the inmates. Lefkowitz is about to retire and the appointment of his successor, Shlomo Twizer, raises tensions and expectations among the prisoners and guards. Twizer grew up in a violent Beersheba neighborhood, has served as warden elsewhere, and knows the prison population intimately. He has already declared his intention of implementing a more open policy and engaging each prisoner in dialogue. Beersheba Prison, 1993 – six months in this closed world, concealed from all but a few, where every hour is an eternity.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 1995; Berlinale International Film Festival, 1995; Input 1995; Montreal Film Festival, 1995; FIPA 1955 - Gold Medal; Silver Wolf Award at IDFA, 1995; San Francisco Film Festival, 1995; Hong Kong Film Festival, 1996; Augsburg Film Festival, 1996;  Museum of Modern Art Marseilles, 1998.

Director: Amit Goren

Producer: Amit Goren, Eytan Harris

Production Company: Doc and Co., Goren-Harris Films

Cinematographer: Eitan Harris

Editor: Tali Halter-Shenkar

Original Soundtrack: Doron Shenkar

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television, Telad

Subtitles: English, French

Film Name in Hebrew: 6 פתוח 21 סגור

Two years ago a prison revolt was brutally suppressed by Warden Ronny Lefkowitz and his guards. Beersheba Prison now seems quiet, but sounds of discontent still seethe among the inmates. Lefkowitz is about to retire and the appointment of his successor, Shlomo Twizer, raises tensions and expectations among the prisoners and guards. Twizer grew up in a violent Beersheba neighborhood, has served as warden elsewhere, and knows the prison population intimately. He has already declared his intention of implementing a more open policy and engaging each prisoner in dialogue. Beersheba Prison, 1993 – six months in this closed world, concealed from all but a few, where every hour is an eternity.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 1995; Berlinale International Film Festival, 1995; Input 1995; Montreal Film Festival, 1995; FIPA 1955 - Gold Medal; Silver Wolf Award at IDFA, 1995; San Francisco Film Festival, 1995; Hong Kong Film Festival, 1996; Augsburg Film Festival, 1996;  Museum of Modern Art Marseilles, 1998.

6 Open, 21 Closed

Director: Amit Goren

Producer: Amit Goren, Eytan Harris

Production Company: Doc and Co., Goren-Harris Films

Cinematographer: Eitan Harris

Editor: Tali Halter-Shenkar

Original Soundtrack: Doron Shenkar

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television, Telad

Subtitles: English, French

Film Name in Hebrew: 6 פתוח 21 סגור

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