Dimona Twist

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Dimona Twist

Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened during the first fifteen years to the girls and women who arrived with their families from North Africa and Poland and found themselves building a town in the middle of the desert? They talk about the pain of leaving their homes behind, about poverty and the difficulties of adjusting in their new homeland, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. In the film Dimona Twist, which mixes between conversations with the protagonists and private and public archives, they recount the struggles they took part in and the insights they gained, with humor, sorrow and dignity.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Documentary Award, The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2016

Director: Michal Aviad

Producer: Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel

Production Company: Lama Films

Cinematographer: Sharon (Shark) De Mayo, Itay Maron

Editor: Nili Feller

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Barbara Dobkin, The Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts, yes Docu

Script: Michal Aviad

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: דימונה טוויסט

Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened during the first fifteen years to the girls and women who arrived with their families from North Africa and Poland and found themselves building a town in the middle of the desert? They talk about the pain of leaving their homes behind, about poverty and the difficulties of adjusting in their new homeland, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. In the film Dimona Twist, which mixes between conversations with the protagonists and private and public archives, they recount the struggles they took part in and the insights they gained, with humor, sorrow and dignity.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Documentary Award, The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2016

 

Director: Michal Aviad

Producer: Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel

Production Company: Lama Films

Cinematographer: Sharon (Shark) De Mayo, Itay Maron

Editor: Nili Feller

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Barbara Dobkin, The Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts, yes Docu

Script: Michal Aviad

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: דימונה טוויסט

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