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Day and Night

The film follows a new girl on her first day at boarding school, and accompanies an “ex-boarder” returning to the scene of her childhood for the first time in 35 years. Through their stories and using rare archival footage, the film tells the story of the Weingarten Orphanage for Girls, founded in Jerusalem in 1902 and operating today as a boarding school for orthodox girls. The film reveals a closed world with its own rules, a world of childhood with no parents in it.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Documentary Award and Best Cinematography Award at DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2005

Director: Sivan Arbel

Producer: Odete Orr, Youval Orr

Production Company: Unicorn Content and Media

Cinematographer: Talia Galon

Editor: Ayelet Ofarim

Original Soundtrack: Tuli Chen

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

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: יום ולילה

The film follows a new girl on her first day at boarding school, and accompanies an “ex-boarder” returning to the scene of her childhood for the first time in 35 years. Through their stories and using rare archival footage, the film tells the story of the Weingarten Orphanage for Girls, founded in Jerusalem in 1902 and operating today as a boarding school for orthodox girls. The film reveals a closed world with its own rules, a world of childhood with no parents in it.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Documentary Award and Best Cinematography Award at DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2005

Director: Sivan Arbel

Producer: Odete Orr, Youval Orr

Production Company: Unicorn Content and Media

Cinematographer: Talia Galon

Editor: Ayelet Ofarim

Original Soundtrack: Tuli Chen

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

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: יום ולילה

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