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West of the Jordan River (Field Diary Revisited)

Fortnight 2017, Feature film, 1h28


Amos Gitai returns to the occupied territories for the first time since his 1982 documentary Field Diary. West of the Jordan River describes the efforts of citizens, Israelis and Palestinians, who are trying to overcome the consequences of occupation. Gitai’s film shows the human ties woven by the military, human rights activists, journalists, mourning mothers and even Jewish settlers. Faced with the failure of politics to solve the occupation issue, these men and women rise and act in the name of their civic consciousness. This human energy is a proposal for long overdue change.


Amos Gitai

Amos Gitai

Oded Kirma

Amos Zipori, Nir Alon

Tal Zana, Yuval Orr

Amit Poznansky

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Title in Original Version : À l'ouest du Jourdain

Press release

Amos Gitai à la recherche du moindre espoir / Télérama

une recherche de lumière au milieu d’une période sombre / Film documentaire

Gitai weaves together a surprisingly uplifting ode to tolerance and peace / Screen Daily

Questa energia umana è una proposta per il cambiamento a lungo auspicato /

Amos Gitai envoie avec ce film un message d’espoir / France Info

Amos Gitai sur France Culture

Un témoignage militant et humaniste / Le Figaro

(Amos Gitaï) delivers not only a thought-provoking, moving and surprisingly optimistic documentary, but an intimate, handmade artifact / Variety