Holot is a detention centre in the Israeli desert near the Egyptian border. It houses asylum-seekers from Eritrea & Sudan who can’t be sent back to their own countries. Enter Chen Alon and Avi Mograbi, who decide to initiate a theatre workshop with these people in the most precarious of situations.
Between Fences şu anda mevcut değil. Onun yerine, şu anda MUBI'de gösterimde olan Thomas Arslan tarafından yönetilen Aydınlık Geceler adlı filme bak.
There are many documentaries about refugees nowadays, but this one is a little bit different. It is not only about the people's stories. It shows real humans, how they can be artistic, emphatic, cooperating, tolerant. How they understand their tragic situation and their helplessness.
Avi Mograbi found a way to give both the audience and the refugees a break, and time to heal. I dislike how neutral or distant docs about refugees and immigrants are lauded (see: Fire at Sea). This is a doc that never forgets about the human beings involved, and even helps them in the process.
A discussion about refugees through a very original and humane initiative. The expressiveness of art is the vehicle to evoke this humble allegation, one that implies rather than reveals with no enough teeth to make a serious mark. Ironically the jailer and gatekeeper in this case is the historically persecuted people of Abraham, those eternally fleeing who once had to cross the Red Sea to avoid death themselves.
This is excellent, because of the subject, because of the way the subject is handled and because of the fact nobody talks about it.
But Avi Morabi also manages to evolve from his slightly teenage "myself and I" documentaries to a real piece of cinema, with creative self referential piques and a seams visible approach. And it really works.
3.5 stars. Genuinely made me believe a little more in the liberating power of theatre. The lack of decor really allowed for a clear-sighted view of group dynamics. This also benefited from the lack of narration.
A marvellous piece of collaborative cinema from a constantly inventive filmmaker (even if, it must be said, this is Chen Alon's project more than Mograbi's). The workshopped scenes, for all their artifice, give a vivid insight into the experiences of the refugees, who are all given their dues. It's but a tiny corrective to injustice but admirable nonetheless.
This film provides a platform to those who are typically not allowed one in order for them to tell their stories. The methods in which these stories are communicated underline the power of performance to give a voice to the voiceless. However, there are moments when the filmmakers' voices overshadow the subjects', weakening some of the agency they might have been afforded by this project.
Powerful film and heart-warming attempt, allowing us to have another look into the situation of asylum seekers. Like particularly the game in which people held hands together and got entangled, or the scenes in which people played reversed role. Reminds me of "Caesar must die" of the Taviani brothers.
Bir baba, yanında olmadığı yılların ardından oğluyla olan ilişkisini ve iletişim eksikliğini yeniden canlandırmaya çalışmaktadır. Çok geç kalmadığını umut ederek, onu Norveç’e doğru bir araba yolculuğuna çıkarır.