The South: Alice Never Lived Here

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The South: Alice Never Lived Here

Three women of Middle Eastern origin journey back through time and space into their memories of an impoverished Greek village at the turn of the century, Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood, and the Tel Kabir neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv. The journey is from one woman’s childhood (Eleanor, a 15 year old girl) to the golden years of another (Ida, the director’s 88-year-old grandmother), all the while describing the ethnic conflict plaguing Israeli society. The three accounts converge into a portrait of impoverished neighborhoods, which still suffer from neglect and political and social alienation.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem IFF 1998 - Special Mention, The Israeli Season Paris 1998, Lisbon 1998,  Museum of Modern Art Marseilles 1998, Jewish Cinema San Francisco and New York 1998, Jewish Cinema Seattle and Toronto 1999, Freiburg Germany 1999, Oldenburg Germany 1999, Spanish Cinema New York 1999

Director: Senyora Bar David

Producer: David Ben Shitrit, Senyora Bar David

Cinematographer: David Ben Shitrit

Editor: Senyora Bar David

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Foundation, The Film Project, Videosonic Ltd.

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: הדרום- אליס לא גרה כאן אף פעם

Three women of Middle Eastern origin journey back through time and space into their memories of an impoverished Greek village at the turn of the century, Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood, and the Tel Kabir neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv. The journey is from one woman’s childhood (Eleanor, a 15 year old girl) to the golden years of another (Ida, the director’s 88-year-old grandmother), all the while describing the ethnic conflict plaguing Israeli society. The three accounts converge into a portrait of impoverished neighborhoods, which still suffer from neglect and political and social alienation.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem IFF 1998 - Special Mention, The Israeli Season Paris 1998, Lisbon 1998,  Museum of Modern Art Marseilles 1998, Jewish Cinema San Francisco and New York 1998, Jewish Cinema Seattle and Toronto 1999, Freiburg Germany 1999, Oldenburg Germany 1999, Spanish Cinema New York 1999

 

Director: Senyora Bar David

Producer: David Ben Shitrit, Senyora Bar David

Cinematographer: David Ben Shitrit

Editor: Senyora Bar David

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Foundation, The Film Project, Videosonic Ltd.

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: הדרום- אליס לא גרה כאן אף פעם

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