exground filmfest | 24 | wiesbaden | 11-20 nov 2011


filmfest > program > fokus - israel • documentary > mostar round-trip


by David Fisher
Israel 2011 Digital Betacam 73 min. Engl.-hebr.-Serbokroat. OV Engl. ST

mon 14 nov  18.00 h  Kulturpalast <Ticketreservation>

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A year after 17-year-old Yuval leaves home in Israel to attend the UWC international high-school, situated in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, filmmaker David Fisher, his father, follows. During three round-trips to Mostar, Yuval’s relationships unfold: with his father, his Israeli peers and his Spanish girlfriend, Neus. Although Yuval is far from home, this actually brings father and son closer together. Yuval and his roommate Salam, an Israeli Arab, have passionate political debates. Far from home these youngsters learn to open up to other cultures and this changes their perception of their not so beloved neighbors. "I didn’t believe in anything we did in Gaza. It all seemed like a huge bluff, just to show how strong our army is..." At the end of this journey Yuval and his peers are prepared for a mature and challenging life as grownups.


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