dir. Shauly Melamed, Israel, 2022, 75 min
Home videos recorded with teenage friends, years later, reveal things we once completely overlooked. Reviewing his own tapes archive led director Shauly Melamed to seek out other individuals from the LGBTQ+ community who, during adolescence, were also fascinated by the camera possibilities. He used the amusing, and sometimes getting today into embarrassment films as a pretext for discussions about discovering one's own identity and reminiscing about complicated family relations. Shauly's companions in this journey to the past include, among others, transgender Tom from the orthodox town of Safed, Betty, the daughter of an immigrant from Iran who obsessively filmed her relationships with friends, and Rumia, who in adult life discovered the world of drag queens. The result of the director's work is a nostalgic documentary with therapeutic and educational values.