West Of The Jordan River

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Amos Gitai returns to the occupied territories for the first time since his 1982 documentary Field Diary. West of the Jordan River describes the efforts of citizens, Israelis and Palestinians, who are trying to overcome the consequences of occupation. Gitai’s film shows the human ties woven by the military, human rights activists, journalists, mourning mothers and even Jewish settlers. Faced with the failure of politics to solve the occupation issue, these men and women rise and act in the name of their civic consciousness. This human energy is a proposal for long overdue change.

Director’s Biography
Amos Gitai is an Israeli filmmaker, mainly known for making documentaries and feature films, surrounding the Middle East and Jewish-Arab conflict. Between 1999 and 2017 ten of his films were entered in the Cannes Film Festival for the Palme d'Or as well as the Venice Film Festival for the Golden Lion award. He received several prestigious prizes, in particular the Leopard of Honour at the Locarno International Film Festival (2008), the Roberto Rossellini prize (2005), the Robert Bresson prize, the Paradjanov prize (2014), and Légion d'Honneur (2017).

Director : Amos Gitai
Producer : Amos Gitai
Screenplay : Amos Gitai
Cinematographer : Oded Kirma, Eitan Hai, Vladimir Truchovski
Editor : Tal Zana, Vincent Schmitt, Yuval Orr
Production Company : Nilaya Productions (co-production), Agav Films (co-production), France Télévisions (co-production), Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) (support)
World Sales : Doc And Film International
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Cannes International Film Festival 2017
Festival International du Film de La Rochelle 2017
Original Title : A L’ouest Du Jourdain
English Title : West Of The Jordan River
Country : France
Year : 2017
Runtime : 90min
Language : English | Hebrew | Arabic
Sound Designer : Amos Zipori
Nir Alon
Yishai Ilan

Director’s Filmography
2017 West of the Jordan River (Documentary)
2015 Rabin, the Last Day
2013 Ana Arabia
2002 Kedma
2000 Kippur


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