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Mukanda Model

Samuel Makanda is a man living two very different lives. He was born in  a small village in Northern Kenya where his wife and children now live in a stone house with no electricity or running water. He visits them for one month each year. For the past ten years, the rest of his time has been spent living with the film’s director, Hai Cohen, who was permanently injured in a diving accident in 1986. For board and a monthly salary, Sam helps Hai accomplish the daily tasks he is now unable to perform, such as showering, squeezing grapefruit juice, or opening presents.  The relationship that developed between the two can almost be compared to the one a person might have with his own hands. Samuel’s life includes two such different worlds, and passing between them is almost like traveling through time. He journeys between the two, motivated by a strong sense of duty.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2002; Krakow Film Festival, 2003; Bogota International Documentary Film Festival, Colombia, 2003; Reframing Reality International Disability Film Festival, Jerusalem, 2010

Director: Hai Cohen

Producer: Hai Cohen

Cinematographer: Hai Cohen

Editor: Hai Cohen

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

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מודל מוקנדה

Samuel Makanda is a man living two very different lives. He was born in  a small village in Northern Kenya where his wife and children now live in a stone house with no electricity or running water. He visits them for one month each year. For the past ten years, the rest of his time has been spent living with the film’s director, Hai Cohen, who was permanently injured in a diving accident in 1986. For board and a monthly salary, Sam helps Hai accomplish the daily tasks he is now unable to perform, such as showering, squeezing grapefruit juice, or opening presents.  The relationship that developed between the two can almost be compared to the one a person might have with his own hands. Samuel’s life includes two such different worlds, and passing between them is almost like traveling through time. He journeys between the two, motivated by a strong sense of duty.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2002; Krakow Film Festival, 2003; Bogota International Documentary Film Festival, Colombia, 2003; Reframing Reality International Disability Film Festival, Jerusalem, 2010

 

Director: Hai Cohen

Producer: Hai Cohen

Cinematographer: Hai Cohen

Editor: Hai Cohen

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

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מודל מוקנדה

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