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Too Close to Home

“When we came here, we were pioneers, later we became residents, and we’ve already been called settlers. Once they start talking about money, we’ll be called greedy, and when the struggle against the withdrawal begins, we’ll be considered traitors.” That’s what five residents of the Golan Heights said during a month-long stint of reserve duty in the Golan during the winter. For a month they reflect on the lives they’ve built for themselves in the Golan Heights, while change looms on the horizon and the peace talks are progressing and an agreement would mean returning the Golan Heights to Syria. This is a humorous and touching film about people who take themselves and their predicament with a pinch of salt, but cannot conceal the pain.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1995; Israfest, New York, USA, 1995

Director: Ori Inbar

Producer: Ori Inbar

Production Company: Elrom Films Ltd.

Cinematographer: Uzi Livne

Editor: Sasha Franklein

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

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: שני מטר מהבית

“When we came here, we were pioneers, later we became residents, and we’ve already been called settlers. Once they start talking about money, we’ll be called greedy, and when the struggle against the withdrawal begins, we’ll be considered traitors.” That’s what five residents of the Golan Heights said during a month-long stint of reserve duty in the Golan during the winter. For a month they reflect on the lives they’ve built for themselves in the Golan Heights, while change looms on the horizon and the peace talks are progressing and an agreement would mean returning the Golan Heights to Syria. This is a humorous and touching film about people who take themselves and their predicament with a pinch of salt, but cannot conceal the pain.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1995; Israfest, New York, USA, 1995

 

Director: Ori Inbar

Producer: Ori Inbar

Production Company: Elrom Films Ltd.

Cinematographer: Uzi Livne

Editor: Sasha Franklein

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

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: שני מטר מהבית

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