2006 | 57 MIN.
Hebrew, Arabic
Israel

Bridge Over The Wadi festivals-awards

Bridge Over The Wadi

After decades of violent conflict, a group of Arab and Jewish parents from Wadi Ara decide to establish a binational, bilingual school for their children.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • Best Documentary – “Contact” Kyiv Internationall Documentary Film Festival
  • Audience Award – Watch Docs Human Rights in Film Awards
  • Audience AwardVerzio Human Rights International Film Festival, Hungary
  • Asian Documentary Golden Award Shanghai TV Festival, China, 
  • Audience AwardOne World Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic

  • IDFA
  • Zagreb Dox
  • Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • Krakow International Film Festival
  • São Paulo International Film Festival
  • Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival
  • Sydney International Film Festival
credits

Directors: TOMER HEYMANN & BARAK HEYMANN
Producers: TOMER HEYMANN & BARAK HEYMANN
Cinematographer: DANIEL MIRAN, URI LEVI, ITAI RAZIEL
Editors (Film) : ARIK LEIBOVITCH, AMIT AZAZ, EREZ LAUFER, RON GOLDMAN, LAVI BEN-GAL
Editors (Series) LAVI BEN-GAL, RON GOLDMAN & TAL RABINER
Sound designer: ALEX CLAUDE
Original Music (Film): ELI SOORANI
Original Music (Series): BERRY SAHAROF
Researcher: RAFAAT HATTAB

With the support of:
ITVS/The Rabinovich Foundation (Film)/Yes Docu (Series)

synopsis

For the first time in Israeli history, a group of Arab and Jewish parents decides to establish a cooperative binational, bilingual school inside an Arab village. The film follows the school’s first year, and, through the personal stories of its children, parents and teachers, portrays the complicated and fragile nature of co–existence in modern Israel.

press

 “Amazing piece, intense film”

Time out

​”Watching this film moves one to tears”​

“The first Israeli documentary piece to deals directly and openly with the possibility of a binational state in this place.

Haaretz

“Fascinating and touching social, political piece” 

Maariv 

“Impressive achievements of dramatic and human sensitivity…”​

walla.co.il

 


PRESS LINKS

3 May 2008 The New York Times: Arab and Israeli Peace, at Least for Children” Film review (USA)

12 December 2005 Ynet: “The bridge over the troubled water” Film review (Israel, Hebrew)

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
  • Best Documentary – “Contact” Kyiv Internationall Documentary Film Festival
  • Audience Award – Watch Docs Human Rights in Film Awards
  • Audience AwardVerzio Human Rights International Film Festival, Hungary
  • Asian Documentary Golden Award Shanghai TV Festival, China, 
  • Audience AwardOne World Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic

  • IDFA
  • Zagreb Dox
  • Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • Krakow International Film Festival
  • São Paulo International Film Festival
  • Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival
  • Sydney International Film Festival
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