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Facing the Wall

Surni, 14, wakes up to the first day without her love, Eli. She is in an Israeli absorption center. She keeps her eyes and ears closed, she won’t leave her bed, she just tries to shut out her new reality and pretend she never left Ethiopia. Her family attempts to get her out of bed. As the hours go by, her mother, who was at first blind to Surni’s suffering, finds a way to reach out and helps her say goodbye to the world they left behind.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Independent Short award, Tel Aviv Student Film Festival, Israel, 2016;   Best Short Narrative Film, The Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2016

Director: Alamork Davidian

Producer: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari

Production Company: Black Sheep Film Productions

Cinematographer: Daniel Miller

Editor: Margarita Balklav

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Wagshall

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibowich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Makor Film Foundation, Gelfand Fund

Cast: Sapir Sinka, Tehila Yeshayahu Adega

Script: Alamork Davidian

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: עם הפנים לקיר

Surni, 14, wakes up to the first day without her love, Eli. She is in an Israeli absorption center. She keeps her eyes and ears closed, she won’t leave her bed, she just tries to shut out her new reality and pretend she never left Ethiopia. Her family attempts to get her out of bed. As the hours go by, her mother, who was at first blind to Surni’s suffering, finds a way to reach out and helps her say goodbye to the world they left behind.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Independent Short award, Tel Aviv Student Film Festival, Israel, 2016;   Best Short Narrative Film, The Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2016

 

Director: Alamork Davidian

Producer: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari

Production Company: Black Sheep Film Productions

Cinematographer: Daniel Miller

Editor: Margarita Balklav

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Wagshall

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibowich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Makor Film Foundation, Gelfand Fund

Cast: Sapir Sinka, Tehila Yeshayahu Adega

Script: Alamork Davidian

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: עם הפנים לקיר

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