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Borders

A border is a place where one strip of land ends and another one begins. The people that live there develop their own additional borders of fear and acceptance, danger, love and faith, boundaries that represent a longing for freedom and others that are obscured. Israel shares 1,171 kilometers of border with four countries. This film roves the lines between Israel and it’s neighbors, along with the people living in these charged and sensitive areas – from war-torn Southern Lebanon, that bustles with machinations to the Syrian border – stark and threatening – that only a solitary Druze bride from the Golan Heights can cross; From the border with the autonomous Palestinian Authority, filled with hatred and hope, to the Jordan River. Among the roadblocks, barbed wire, minefields and crossing points live Israelis, Lebanese, Jordanians and Palestinians.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; First Prize at the Munich International Film Festival, Germany, 1999; The Houston Oscar at the Houston Film Festival, USA, 1999; First Prize at the Mexico International Film Festival, 1999; Human Rights Film Festival, California, USA, 1999; New York Film Festival, USA, 2000;  Japan Film Festival, 2000;  Prague Film Festival, the Czech Republic, 2000; the Israeli Film Festival, New York, USA, 2000

Director: Eran Riklis

Producer: Nurit Keydar

Cinematographer: Eli Uzi

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Script: Nurit Keydar

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: וגבול נתן

A border is a place where one strip of land ends and another one begins. The people that live there develop their own additional borders of fear and acceptance, danger, love and faith, boundaries that represent a longing for freedom and others that are obscured. Israel shares 1,171 kilometers of border with four countries. This film roves the lines between Israel and it’s neighbors, along with the people living in these charged and sensitive areas – from war-torn Southern Lebanon, that bustles with machinations to the Syrian border – stark and threatening – that only a solitary Druze bride from the Golan Heights can cross; From the border with the autonomous Palestinian Authority, filled with hatred and hope, to the Jordan River. Among the roadblocks, barbed wire, minefields and crossing points live Israelis, Lebanese, Jordanians and Palestinians.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; First Prize at the Munich International Film Festival, Germany, 1999; The Houston Oscar at the Houston Film Festival, USA, 1999; First Prize at the Mexico International Film Festival, 1999; Human Rights Film Festival, California, USA, 1999; New York Film Festival, USA, 2000;  Japan Film Festival, 2000;  Prague Film Festival, the Czech Republic, 2000; the Israeli Film Festival, New York, USA, 2000

 

Director: Eran Riklis

Producer: Nurit Keydar

Cinematographer: Eli Uzi

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Script: Nurit Keydar

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: וגבול נתן

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