SHORTS WJFF: FOCUS ON ISRAEL
dir. multiples, Israel, 2020, 2021, 63 min
THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES 3 SHORT DOCUMENTARIES FROM ISRAEL:
Requiem For a Fish, dir. Gadi Rimer, Israel 2021, 33'
In 1968, Joe Rimer – an Israeli electrician and an amateur diver – decided to direct the first underwater Israeli film. Fifty years later, after discovering the forgotten film, his grandson went on a cinematic journey in search of the grandparent he never knew, and the only artwork he has ever created.
What You're Going Through, dir. Binyamin Haneman, Israel 2020, 20'
Benny Haneman the director takes up his camera to explore the love, sadness, jealousy and loyalty that exists between him, his father and his older brother Gidi, who has a complex combination of special needs. For the first time, Haneman comes face to face with the fact that it is his childhood perception of his brother that informs their relationship today. Using his camera and a rich variety of archival footage shot by his father since Gidi’s birth, he creates a safe space in which the father and two brothers can eloquently and intelligently express what they have been going through, over the years.
My first wedding in Leggings, dir. Avigail Graetz, Eietan Herman, Israel 2021, 10', (World Premiere)
The realities of the pandemic come into focus as a Reform Rabbinical student is invited to perform a wedding entirely on Zoom. She takes a brave chance and observes her life with a free spirit.