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A Letter to a Friend in Gaza

Out of Competition

Director:
Amos Gitai
Production:
Agav Films (Shuki Fridman, Laurent Truchot)
Running Time:
34’
Language:
Hebrew, Arabic, French, Italian, Yiddish, German, Ladin
Country:
Israel
Main Cast:
Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Hilla Vidor, Amos Gitai
Screenplay:
Amos Gitai, Makram Khoury
Cinematographer:
Oded Kirma
Editor:
Yuval Orr
Music:
Alex Claude
Sound:
Yaniv Levy

Synopsis

As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food).
As you conduct you cars, think of others (do not forget those who seek peace).
As you pay your water bill, think of others (those who are nursed by clouds).
As you return home, to your home, think of others (do not forget the people of the camps).
As you sleep and count the stars, think of others (those who have nowhere to sleep).
As you liberate yourself in metaphor, think of others (those who have lost the right to speak).
As you think of others far away, think of yourself (Say: “If only I were a candle in the dark”).
Mahmoud Darwish, Think of others

Statement

We sink in our choosing to go along with the herd, wicked and enjoyable in its own right? What nadir must we reach before the young people are shocked about what their parents and grandparents did and stop imitating them, an emulation that is also an upgrade of sorts. Let us allow ourselves a minute of optimism and assume that the question will be asked before it is too late.
Amira Hass

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Agav Films
37 Rachi Street
63265 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel.+ 33 (0) 643418481
agav@amosgitai.com
http://www.amosgitai.com

WORLD SALES: Cinephil - Philippa Kowarsky
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6511207 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel. +972 3 566 4129
philippa@cinephil.co.il
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