The international documentary festival in Tel Aviv, that takes place May 3-12, opens, like the Canadian HotDocs, with Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry by Alison Klayman, and another upcoming hit, Marley by Kevin MacDonald is also offered the Israeli audience.
The festival programme includes an Israeli as well as an International and a Student Competition programme, AND a lot of good works in Special Screenings from all over the world. Films to be noticed in the international section is Petr Lom’s Back to the Square, the idfa winner Planet of Snail by Yi Seungjun and the excellent work of master Marcel Lozinski Tonia and her Children (Photo), which has not travelled as much as it deserved.
From the Israeli competition attention should be drawn to the film by Miri and Erez Laufer, One Day after Peace, a cinematic humanistic appeal, here is the catalogue description:
“Can the means used to resolve the conflict in South Africa be applied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Robi Damelin, who experienced both conflicts firsthand, wonders. She was born in South Africa during the apartheid era; later on she lost her son during his service with the Israeli army reserve in the Occupied Territories. She embarked on a journey back to South Africa to learn more about the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission established to overcome years of enmity. Damelin’s thought-provoking journey is driven by deep personal pain and a strong belief that a better future is possible.”