45min | Documentary
Behind the scenes of the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations at Camp David in 2000.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations at Camp David in 2000, Avi Nesher filmed a series of conversations with Israeli and Palestinian politicians concerning the dark core of the conflict.
Simultaneously Nesher documented with his cinematographer David Gurfinkel the Russian-Israeli belly dancer Elina Pechersky during her preparations for an ambitious performance together with five Palestinian-Israeli musicians.
Nesher weaves the two strands into one cinematic narrative, juxtaposing history and mythology, reality and imagination, questioning the unbearable communication failure between the "major" and the "minor" conflicts between Palestinian and Israeli cultures.
Director Avi Nesher
Screenplay Avi Nesher
Cinematography David Gurfinkel
Editing Isaac Sehayek
Additional photography Issa Freij
Sound Alex Claude
Production Shuki Friedman Productions, Artomas Communications
Production Associates The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts
Broadcasted at Keshet
Awards & Festivals
Official Selection Jerusalem film Festival
Official Selection Hot Docs Film Festival
Magnolia Award SHANGHAI TV Festival
Rome Film Festival
Israel Film Festival, Paris (2004, 2005)
Human Rights Festival, Warsaw
Philadelphia Israel Film Festival