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Desret Tested

Desert Tested

The Susita is well known: for many years it was considered a groundbreaking Israeli invention in the world of industry that had put Israel on the map. Its fiberglass shell, made it an international vehicle. The young State of Israel was convinced it had started a revolution. The Golden Age of the first Israeli automobile began a moment before 1960. The car, with its British engine brought glory to the State of Israel. Today, five decades later, a few Susitas which have stood the test of time still rumble around, hiding the story of a dream and its disillusionment: to create an automobile industry that would take over the world (or at least the country). If so, what is the true story behind the Susita, and why will there never be an automobile that is MADE IN ISRAEL?

Festivals and Awards:

Haifa International Film Festival. Israel, 2020

Director: Avi Weissblei

Producer: Avi Weissblei

Production Company: Amoraim Films

Cinematographer: Rotem Yaron

Editor: Avi Weissblei

Soundtrack Editor: Erez Eyni Shavit

Original Soundtrack: Amit Poznansky

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Televisio, yesDOCU

Musicians: Yael Shachar (violin)

Visual Effects: Dani Cohen. Animation: Zik Lev

Script: Avi Weissblei

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: סוסיתא

The Susita is well known: for many years it was considered a groundbreaking Israeli invention in the world of industry that had put Israel on the map. Its fiberglass shell, made it an international vehicle. The young State of Israel was convinced it had started a revolution. The Golden Age of the first Israeli automobile began a moment before 1960. The car, with its British engine brought glory to the State of Israel. Today, five decades later, a few Susitas which have stood the test of time still rumble around, hiding the story of a dream and its disillusionment: to create an automobile industry that would take over the world (or at least the country). If so, what is the true story behind the Susita, and why will there never be an automobile that is MADE IN ISRAEL?

Festivals and Awards:

Haifa International Film Festival. Israel, 2020

 
Desert Tested

Director: Avi Weissblei

Producer: Avi Weissblei

Production Company: Amoraim Films

Cinematographer: Rotem Yaron

Editor: Avi Weissblei

Soundtrack Editor: Erez Eyni Shavit

Original Soundtrack: Amit Poznansky

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Televisio, yesDOCU

Musicians: Yael Shachar (violin)

Visual Effects: Dani Cohen. Animation: Zik Lev

Script: Avi Weissblei

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: סוסיתא

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