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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

West of the Jordan River (Field Diary Revisited)

Fortnight 2017, Feature film, 1h28

Synopsis

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.

Director

Amos Gitai

Screenplay
Amos Gitai

Image
Oded Kirma

Sound
Amos Zipori, Nir Alon

Editing
Tal Zana, Yuval Orr

Music
Amit Poznansky

Production
Agav Films
Rashi Stree 37,
63265 Tel Aviv – Israël
+972 544 510295
agav@amosgitai.com
www.amosgitai.com

Coproduction
Nilaya Films – France

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales
Doc & Films International
13, rue Portefoin
75003 Paris – France
+33 1 42 77 56 87
d.elstner@docandfilm.com
www.docandfilm.com

Distribution
Sophie Dulac Distribution
60 rue Pierre Charron
75008 Paris – France
+33 1 44 43 46 01
mzana@sddistribution.fr
www.sddistribution.fr

Presse / Publicist
France
Agnès Chabot
+33 6 84 16 93 39
agnes.chabot9@orange.fr
International
Richard Lormand
+33 6 09 49 79 25
intlpress@aol.com

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 / mymovies.it

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