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Pickles

This is the story of eight Israeli Arab widows forced to enter the workforce for the first time with no vocational training.
As widows with no income, they are condemned to stay at home and raise their children on a meager social security allowance. The film tracks the progress and development of the unconventional pickle jar factory the women decide to create as they work to change their fate, and how their plan affects their personal lives – family weddings, bereavement, loneliness and some serious fun.

Festivals and Awards:

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005; Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece, 2006; DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2006;  International Film Festival Flahertiana Perm, Russia, 2006; Special Mention at EBS Documentary Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2006; CrossRoads International Film Festival, USA, 2007; Best Feature Documentary Award at the Message to Man Film Festival, San Petersburg, Russia, 2007

Director: Dalit Kimor

Producer: Nitza Gonen

Production Company: Gon Productions

Cinematographer: Nili Atzlan, Avigail Sperber

Editor: Rachel Yagil

Original Soundtrack: Arik Rudich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, ITVS USA, the Second Authority for Television and Radio, WNET/Wide Angle

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: חמוצים

This is the story of eight Israeli Arab widows forced to enter the workforce for the first time with no vocational training.
As widows with no income, they are condemned to stay at home and raise their children on a meager social security allowance. The film tracks the progress and development of the unconventional pickle jar factory the women decide to create as they work to change their fate, and how their plan affects their personal lives – family weddings, bereavement, loneliness and some serious fun.

Festivals and Awards:

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005; Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece, 2006; DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2006;  International Film Festival Flahertiana Perm, Russia, 2006; Special Mention at EBS Documentary Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2006; CrossRoads International Film Festival, USA, 2007; Best Feature Documentary Award at the Message to Man Film Festival, San Petersburg, Russia, 2007

Director: Dalit Kimor

Producer: Nitza Gonen

Production Company: Gon Productions

Cinematographer: Nili Atzlan, Avigail Sperber

Editor: Rachel Yagil

Original Soundtrack: Arik Rudich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, ITVS USA, the Second Authority for Television and Radio, WNET/Wide Angle

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: חמוצים

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