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Town on a Wire

Town on a Wire

Uri Rosenwaks, Eyal Blachson, 95 min.

2015

Town on a Wire

The documentary answer to 'The Wire'. An immersive film from an Israeli town in total dissolution, where the future is in the hands of a single man.

The ancient Romans called Lod the City of God. Today, it is a dilapidated suburb ten minutes from Tel Aviv, and a home for both the Palestinian drug barons and fanatical Israeli settlers. Abject poverty has cultivated an environment of racism and violence, and the 75,000 Muslim, Jewish and Christian inhabitants live from day to day in constant fear. All the city's conflicts are linked, and both the police and politicians, religious leaders and local gangs are involved. The changing mayors have simply driven Lod further and further into the abyss, until the Israeli government was finally forced to step in and appoint one man to save the collapsing city. Uri Rosenwalks and Eyal Blachson's film offers an immersive, cinematic view on Lod's inflamed state, and uncovers the nuances in the strained relations between Jews and Palestinians. From the forefront of gang wars to religious and national confrontations, but also to the courageous men and women who have not yet abandoned their beloved, cursed city. Narrated with the fervour of a thriller, and two protagonists who could not have been written any better had they been made up.

World Premiere
Director: Uri Rosenwaks, Eyal Blachson
Original Title: Ir Be'Ain Haseara
Year: 2015
Running time: 95 min
Language: English subtitles
Tags: F:ACT Award Politics
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Script: Uri Rosenwaks
Camera: Oded Kirma
Sound: Ophir Lokay
Music: Avi Belleli
Producer: Uri Rosenwaks , Eyal Blachson
Editor: Noa Keidan, Joel Alexis, Boaz Lion
Production Company: Uri Rosenwaks
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