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.
Festivals And Awards
Amos Gitai, born 11 October 1950, is an Israeli filmmaker, mainly known for making documentaries and feature films. Gitai’s work was presented in several major retrospective in Pompidou Center Paris, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Lincoln Center in New-York and the British Film Institute in London. To date, Amos Gitai has created over 90 films throughout 38 years.
Quinzaine des realisateurs Cannes 2017.
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