Facing The Wind

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Facing The Wind

At the age of ten, during a family meal at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Oran Almog was injured in an explosion caused by a suicide bomber. He loses his father, his brother, his grandparents, his cousin, and his eyesight. Here starts his new life as he adapts to the terrible reality that took away all that is dear to him. Oran inherited a love for the sea from his grandfather, and dreams of establishing a sailing center in his memory, a center that will allow him to keep developing as a blind mariner.  Many difficulties pile up on his way to adulthood, symbolically marked by the celebration of his Bar-Mitzva, but Oran is not a quitter.This is the story of a young teenager whose life was diverted from its course, and who tries to find a way to make his dreams come true and live a normal life while a family torn to shreds tries to pick up the pieces and move on.

Festivals and Awards:

Warsaw Jewish Motifs Film Festival, Poland, 2009, Haifa Cultural Foundation Award at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2006

Director: Gilad Reshef

Producer: Gadi Aisen

Production Company: Making Waves Ltd.

Cinematographer: Tulik Galon, Gilad Reshef

Editor: Sharon Brook

Original Soundtrack: Ran Bagno

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Channel 10

Script: Gadi Aisen, Gilad Reshef

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מרגיש את הרוח

At the age of ten, during a family meal at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Oran Almog was injured in an explosion caused by a suicide bomber. He loses his father, his brother, his grandparents, his cousin, and his eyesight. Here starts his new life as he adapts to the terrible reality that took away all that is dear to him. Oran inherited a love for the sea from his grandfather, and dreams of establishing a sailing center in his memory, a center that will allow him to keep developing as a blind mariner.  Many difficulties pile up on his way to adulthood, symbolically marked by the celebration of his Bar-Mitzva, but Oran is not a quitter.This is the story of a young teenager whose life was diverted from its course, and who tries to find a way to make his dreams come true and live a normal life while a family torn to shreds tries to pick up the pieces and move on.

Festivals and Awards:

Warsaw Jewish Motifs Film Festival, Poland, 2009, Haifa Cultural Foundation Award at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2006

 

Director: Gilad Reshef

Producer: Gadi Aisen

Production Company: Making Waves Ltd.

Cinematographer: Tulik Galon, Gilad Reshef

Editor: Sharon Brook

Original Soundtrack: Ran Bagno

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Channel 10

Script: Gadi Aisen, Gilad Reshef

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מרגיש את הרוח

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