14-20 November 2016

Bein gderot (Between Fences)

Avi Mograbi

  • Bein gderot ( Avi Mograbi)


Holot is a detention centre for African asylum seekers in the middle of the Israeli desert. Enter Chen Alon and Avi Mograbi, who decide to set up a drama workshop following the principles of the Theatre of the Oppressed, which aims to bring about political and social change from the stage. The process starts with the asylum seekers describing scenes from their own lives, but the dynamic changes when several Israelis get involved as well. Can role playing and shifts in perspective help foster a deeper understanding of other points of view? Bein gderot poses more questions than it answers.


Avi Mograbi (Tel Aviv, 1956) is known for his unwavering commitment to social, cultural and political justice in the Middle East. He studied art and philosophy and has taught documentary and experimental film at Tel Aviv University and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem since 1999. His films include August (2002), Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (2005), both screened at previous editions of  l'Alternativa, and Once I Entered a Garden (2012).


  • Country France, Israel
  • Year 2016
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 85 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Hebrew, Tigrinya, Arabic
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Production company Les Films d'Ici, Avi Mograbi
  • Producer Avi Mograbi, Camille Laemle, Serge Lalou
  • Screenplay Avi Mograbi
  • Photography Philippe Bellaiche
  • Editor Avi Mograbi
  • Music Noam Enbar
  • Sound Avi Mograbi
  • Contact h.horner@docandfilm.com


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