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Checkpoint

The West Bank and Gaza Strip have been under Israeli military authority since 1967, forcing over three million Palestinians to live under Israeli occupation. When traveling from one village or city to another to go to work, visit relatives, or seek medical care, they must pass through Israeli checkpoints. These checkpoints, acting as the first point of contact between two distinct groups, have enormous significance in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

From 2001 to 2003, director Yoav Shamir filmed at these checkpoints, bringing us a chilling look into the destructive impact of the occupation on both societies.

Festivals and Awards:

VPRO-Joris Ivens Award at IDFA, Amsterdam, 2004; Best International Documentary Feature Award - Hot Docs International Film Festival, Toronto, 2004; Golden Gate Award at San Francisco International Film Festival, 2004; Special Documentary Award - DOKFEST Munich Documentary Festival, 2004; Special Jury Mention at Documenta Madrid, 2004; Best Documentary Award at Newport International Film Festival, 2004; Best Documentary Award - Calgary International Film Festival, 2004; Winner of "The Golden Rib" Award, Zagreb International Film Festival, 2004

Director: Yoav Shamir

Producer: Amit Breuer, Edna Kowarsky, Elinor Kowarsky

Production Company: Amythos Films and Eden Production Ltd.

Cinematographer: Yoav Shamir

Editor: Era Lapid

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications - Channel 8

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מחסומים

The West Bank and Gaza Strip have been under Israeli military authority since 1967, forcing over three million Palestinians to live under Israeli occupation. When traveling from one village or city to another to go to work, visit relatives, or seek medical care, they must pass through Israeli checkpoints. These checkpoints, acting as the first point of contact between two distinct groups, have enormous significance in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

From 2001 to 2003, director Yoav Shamir filmed at these checkpoints, bringing us a chilling look into the destructive impact of the occupation on both societies.

Festivals and Awards:

VPRO-Joris Ivens Award at IDFA, Amsterdam, 2004; Best International Documentary Feature Award - Hot Docs International Film Festival, Toronto, 2004; Golden Gate Award at San Francisco International Film Festival, 2004; Special Documentary Award - DOKFEST Munich Documentary Festival, 2004; Special Jury Mention at Documenta Madrid, 2004; Best Documentary Award at Newport International Film Festival, 2004; Best Documentary Award - Calgary International Film Festival, 2004; Winner of "The Golden Rib" Award, Zagreb International Film Festival, 2004

Director: Yoav Shamir

Producer: Amit Breuer, Edna Kowarsky, Elinor Kowarsky

Production Company: Amythos Films and Eden Production Ltd.

Cinematographer: Yoav Shamir

Editor: Era Lapid

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications - Channel 8

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מחסומים

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