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Diplomat

A luxurious hotel turned absorption center, a place where time has come to a standstill. Eight floors, 700 rooms, 600 people. long corridors, a reception office, a club, green lawns and the vestiges of a pool. The Hotel Diplomat in Jerusalem was once a five-star hotel. For nearly 20 years it is home to 600 immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Never having integrated into Israeli society, its residents have created their own little island, secluded from the outside world. Many of them never leave the haven of its walls. After all, even their most basic needs like medical care and cultural activities can be provided for by their neighbors down the hall and in their own language, Russian. A film about a world within a world and the people who live there.

Festivals and Awards:

The Wolgin Award for Best Documentary at The Jerusalem Film Festival; Special Mention at the Rehovot International Women Film Festival; Nominated for Best Documentary feature film, Best Director & Best Cinematography at the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Awards; CZDOC International Film Festival, China; Israeli Film Festival Amsterdam; UK Jewish Film Festival - London; Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Director: Dana Goren

Producer:  Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad, Koby Gal-Raday, Guy Jacoel, Noa Lifshitz

Production Company: July - August Productions

Cinematographer: Iddo Soskolne

Editor: Tali Helter-Shenkar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television,The Rabinovich Fund - Cinema Project, Yes Docu

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: דיפלומט

A luxurious hotel turned absorption center, a place where time has come to a standstill. Eight floors, 700 rooms, 600 people. long corridors, a reception office, a club, green lawns and the vestiges of a pool. The Hotel Diplomat in Jerusalem was once a five-star hotel. For nearly 20 years it is home to 600 immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Never having integrated into Israeli society, its residents have created their own little island, secluded from the outside world. Many of them never leave the haven of its walls. After all, even their most basic needs like medical care and cultural activities can be provided for by their neighbors down the hall and in their own language, Russian. A film about a world within a world and the people who live there.

Festivals and Awards:

The Wolgin Award for Best Documentary at The Jerusalem Film Festival; Special Mention at the Rehovot International Women Film Festival; Nominated for Best Documentary feature film, Best Director & Best Cinematography at the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Awards; CZDOC International Film Festival, China; Israeli Film Festival Amsterdam; UK Jewish Film Festival - London; Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Director: Dana Goren

Producer:  Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad, Koby Gal-Raday, Guy Jacoel, Noa Lifshitz

Production Company: July - August Productions

Cinematographer: Iddo Soskolne

Editor: Tali Helter-Shenkar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television,The Rabinovich Fund - Cinema Project, Yes Docu

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: דיפלומט

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