Screening date:06/12/2009 -- 17h15

Bedouins appear in the Israeli collective consciousness as either "ethnographic" or "demographic" issues. Their representation keeps most Israelis from seeing them as people with hopes and dreams, frustrations and fears, possessing a past and a future. Five people whom history has cast in the roles of protagonists are antagonized by a state that has established itself on their ancestral lands. A film about people forced into the role of Bedouins - the only identity the State of Israel allows them, and the very identity it systematically denies them.

Country: Israel/US
Year: 2007
ProductionOri Kleiner - film website
Director: Ori Kleiner
Cinematography: Ori Kleiner, Natasha Dudinski
Editing: Ori Kleiner
Sound: Grundik Kasyansky
Music: Grundik Kasyansky
Minidv - 60'

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Born and raised in Haifa, he received his B.F.A. in multimedia arts from the School of Visual Arts and his M.F.A. in film and  media from the Hunter College Integrated Media Arts program. He is a multimedia artist and documentary filmmaker residing in New York. He teaches design and media at Parsons, The New School for Design. Recognized is his directorial debut.

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