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Psychedelic Zion

This film is an Israeli coming-of-age story. The 1990s saw the birth of a new youth culture in Israel – Trance – based on enormous parties set in nature, on computerized music, on New Age ideas and on drugs. In a short time, the trance party phenomenon in the Israeli periphery grew to proportions with no parallel in any other country.As Israel prepared to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the police decided to eliminate the Trance phenomenon. During a period of one year, the camera followed Berto from Kiryat Motzkin, Yoni from Moshav Hazon, and Revital from Tiberias, three owners of companies that produce Trance Parties fighting for their “independence,” i.e., the right to keep their Trance culture alive. This is a story with a sad ending about a confused generation that just wants to escape…

Festivals and Awards:

Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK, 2000; HotDocs, Canada, 2001

Director: Isri Halpern

Producer: Isri Halpern, Doron Tsabari

Production Company: Guerrilla Films

Cinematographer: Isri Halpern, Yaron Shahaf

Editor: Eyal Tsarfati

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

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: פצצות בדרך לסוף העולם

This film is an Israeli coming-of-age story. The 1990s saw the birth of a new youth culture in Israel – Trance – based on enormous parties set in nature, on computerized music, on New Age ideas and on drugs. In a short time, the trance party phenomenon in the Israeli periphery grew to proportions with no parallel in any other country.As Israel prepared to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the police decided to eliminate the Trance phenomenon. During a period of one year, the camera followed Berto from Kiryat Motzkin, Yoni from Moshav Hazon, and Revital from Tiberias, three owners of companies that produce Trance Parties fighting for their “independence,” i.e., the right to keep their Trance culture alive. This is a story with a sad ending about a confused generation that just wants to escape…

Festivals and Awards:

Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK, 2000; HotDocs, Canada, 2001

Director: Isri Halpern

Producer: Isri Halpern, Doron Tsabari

Production Company: Guerrilla Films

Cinematographer: Isri Halpern, Yaron Shahaf

Editor: Eyal Tsarfati

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

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: פצצות בדרך לסוף העולם

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