Town on a Wire
Uri Rosenwaks, Eyal Blachson, 95 min.
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.
|Director:||Uri Rosenwaks, Eyal Blachson|
|Original Title:||Ir Be'Ain Haseara|
|Running time:||95 min|
|Tags:||F:ACT Award Politics|
|Producer:||Uri Rosenwaks , Eyal Blachson|
|Editor:||Noa Keidan, Joel Alexis, Boaz Lion|
|Production Company:||Uri Rosenwaks|
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