Wadi 1981-1991

100 Minutes, 1992
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Directed by: Amos Gitai
Production:Laurent Truchot
Production Company:Agav Films, Paris
Photographer: Nurit Aviv, Yaackov Saporta, Yossi Wein
Languages: Hebrew, Russian
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In 1981, Amos Gitai made a documentary about three co-existing families living next to each other in Haifa’s Wadi Rushmia neighbourhood: A Palestinian family, a Jewish family, and a mixed-ethnicity family – a sort of microcosm of the conflict, if you will. Now, 10 years on, Gitai revisits the Wadi and its residents whose numbers have dwindled, and living conditions considerably worsened. On top of its Holocaust Survivors, Jewish-Moroccan immigrants, and Palestinian refugees, the neighbourhood is now also home to swathes of new immigrants from the just-collapsed USSR. The collection of circumstances and personal stories all capture the political and social zeitgeist in an area that’s only gone to rack and ruin over the years. The film won Best Documentary at Florence’s dei Popoli International Documentary Film Festival.

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