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Wadi Grand Canyon

On the eastern skirts of Haifa sits Wadi Rushmia, a region of abandoned quarries from the days of the British Mandate. Throughout the generations this place has been home to a variety of immigrant populations, first to Jewish immigrants from North Africa and Eastern Europe and later from Ethiopia and Russia. Eventually, displaced Palestinian Arabs came to live in the place known as “the dump” as well. Told in three instalments  each filmed ten years apart, the film chronicles the changes that occurred in Wadi Rushmia, a microcosm of Israeli society, as well as the changes undergone by the city of Haifa overall.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem IFF ,2001; Venice ,2001; Filmax Tokyo, 2001; Sao Paulo, 2001; Boston, 2001

Director: Amos Gitai

Producer: Amos Gitai

Cinematographer: Nurith Aviv, Jorge Gurvitch

Editor: Ifat Feirberg

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications – Channel 8, ARTE

Distributor: broadcast on ARTE

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: חיפה עירנו

On the eastern skirts of Haifa sits Wadi Rushmia, a region of abandoned quarries from the days of the British Mandate. Throughout the generations this place has been home to a variety of immigrant populations, first to Jewish immigrants from North Africa and Eastern Europe and later from Ethiopia and Russia. Eventually, displaced Palestinian Arabs came to live in the place known as “the dump” as well. Told in three instalments  each filmed ten years apart, the film chronicles the changes that occurred in Wadi Rushmia, a microcosm of Israeli society, as well as the changes undergone by the city of Haifa overall.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem IFF ,2001; Venice ,2001; Filmax Tokyo, 2001; Sao Paulo, 2001; Boston, 2001

Director: Amos Gitai

Producer: Amos Gitai

Cinematographer: Nurith Aviv, Jorge Gurvitch

Editor: Ifat Feirberg

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications – Channel 8, ARTE

Distributor: broadcast on ARTE

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: חיפה עירנו

Category: Israeli Society

 

Tag Words: Haifa Microcosm Wadi Rushmia

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