Screening date: 22-11-2007 -- 13h30
Men on the Edge – Fisherman’s Diary

For four years, the co-directors filmed Palestinian fishermen living in harmony with Israelis on a half-deserted beach near the border between Gaza and Israel. They are rough straight-forward, uninhibited men, who spend long and cold nights out to sea and then come back to warm themselves by the fire. Despite the ongoing bloody conflict between the two enemy peoples, this eclectic group of men is brought together by the needs of shared living.  An excursion into the masculine soul.

Country: Israel
Production: Avner Faingulernt, Macabit Abramzon
Year: 2004
Director: Avner Faingulernt, Macabit Abramzon
Editing: Lev Goltser
Cinematography: Avner Faingulernt
Music: Yansimilar
Sound: Alex Zaborsky
Vidéo – couleur – 90 mn

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Born and raised at kibbutz Bror Chail, Avner Faingulernt studied cinema and television as well as psychology at the Tel Aviv University. Among the films he has directed, produced and filmed is the short film A Thread's End (1993), and the documentaries Come Call the Wind (1994), The Core of Sorrow and Silence (1995), The First Shall Become Last (1997) and Eva (2002). In 2004, he and Macabit Abramzon directed the documentary film Men on the Edge.

Graduate and post graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's faculty of Comparative Literature and Philosophy, Macabit Abramzon is also a graduate of occupational Scriptwriting. Among the films she took part in writing, directing and producing is Eva (2003) and My Na'an (2002). She has written many fiction scripts for television: episodes for "The Goodies Garden" (1997), "The Sesame Street Show". In 2004, she directed Men on the Edge along with Avner Faingulernt.

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