STATES OF (UN)BELONGING

Lynne Sachs in collaboration with Nir Zats • U.S. • 2005 • 63 min.

Lynne Sachs in collaboration with Nir Zats
U.S. • 2005 • 63 min.

SYNOPSIS

A film on the violence of the Middle East by exchanging letters with an Israeli friend. Together, they a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed near the West Bank. The film creates a Revital’s story through her films, news reports, and interviews, culminating in heartbreaking footage of children discussing the violence they’ve witnessed. The film becomes a cine-essay on fear and filmmaking, tragedy and transformation, violence and the meaning of “land”.

AWARDS

Second Prize Documentary
Athens Film Festival. U.S.

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

Margaret Mead Film Festival. U.S.
Jerusalem Film Festival. Israel
New York Underground Film Festival. U.S.
BAFICI Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival. Argentina
San Francisco Cinematheque. U.S.
Pacific Film Archive. U.S.
Cinequest Film Festival. U.S.
Iowa International Documentary Film Festival. U.S.
Northampton Film Festival. U.S.
Big Muddy Film Festival. U.S.
San Francisco States University. U.S.
California College of Art. U.S.
University of California Berkeley. U.S.
Georgetown University. U.S.
Visible Evidence Documentary Conference. Brazil
DocAviv International Documentary Festival. Israel (2020)

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