KALANDIA - a Checkpoint's story A film by Neta Efrony / Israel 2008
Current Affairs. 59 minutes. English, Arabic, Hebrew. English subtitles + narration. French subtitled version available.
Produced by Susan Lourenco
Over a span of six years, Filmmaker Neta Efrony documented an Israeli military Checkpoint - on the road between East Jerusalem and Ramallah - who grew and expanded into becoming a Terminal.
Kalandia's Checkpoint does not separate between Arabs and Jews; it separates between Palestinians and Palestinians. The film is an authentic and disturbing testimony to the daily struggle of Palestinians who wish to continue their routine lives, on their way to work, education, medical care or religious reasons.
Festivals and Awards:
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - Czech Republic 2010;
MHRFF Montréal International Human Rights Film Festival - Canada 2010;
Peace on Earth Film Festival, Chicago - USA 2010;
Sarasota Film Festival, Florida - USA 2010;
São Paulo International Film Festival - Brazil 2009;
Nominee: Best Film Award: Israel Documentary Awards 2009;
CineMed Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier - France 2009;
OXDOX Oxford International Documentary Film Festival - U.K. 2009;
DOK Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival - Germany 2009;
''Efrony's genius lies in actualizing the Chinese maxim equating one picture to a thousand words with especial clarity and poignancy. She allows the unimpeded eye of her camera to record the reality in front of it and from time to time the thoughts she shares with us seem to echo those very same thoughts in the minds of the viewers.'' Lynda Brayer
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