The life of 13-year-old Oran Almog was diverted from its course during a suicide bombing attack at Maxim restaurant in Haifa. Oran lost his father, his brother, his grandparents and his cousin as well as his eyesight. Facing the Wind follows this charming and mature young man and illustrates the unique way in which he deals with the world around him and adjusts to his new reality. His love for the sea, which he inherited from his grandfather, leads him to become a blind mariner and to follow his dream of establishing a sailing club in memory of his grandfather.
From 2008 Festival: Director, Israel
Currently works as an independent photographer and director.
2006 “Facing the wind” Director and scriptwriter, 50 min documentary Broadcasted on Israel’s Channel 10. Participated in Haifa Film Festival. Received the Haifa Culture Fund Award 2006.
2005 “Release” Scriptwriter, director 58 min documentary
Participated in the Jerusalem Film Festival 2005
2003 “Back Yard” Scriptwriter, director 60 min documentary
2000 “Closed circle” Scriptwriter, producer and director
42 min. documentary was broadcasted on Israel’s Channel 2
And the Israeli Satellite Channel.
Participated in the Haifa Film Festival.
“Valley Hunters” 27 min. documentary- Producer, Director, Scriptwriter
“One Land- Two Nations” - cinematographer
The documentary was broadcast on Israel’s Channel 8.
1999 “Holy Dance” 33 min. Documentary –
Participated in the Clamata Film Festival, Greece
“Yes to the Bird” 15 min - cinematographer.
Participated in Jerusalem Film Festival - Short Film Competition
1998 “Roadsides”- Screenwriter & director - 17 min
Participated in Haifa Film Festival- Short Film Competition