Filmmakers Nurit Kedar and Eran Riklis teamed up to make Borders, a riveting documentary that puts a human face on the neighbors who live alongside Israel’s 1,171 kilometers of borders. The film deftly explores the political, cultural and geographical divisions that separate Israelis, Lebanese, Jordanians, Syrians, Egyptians and Palestinians from one another. Some of these borders are peaceful and quiet; others are fraught with fear. But the people who live and work near the borders—an Israeli soldier who “adopts” an Arab family, a Druze bride who leaves her family in the Golan to marry in Lebanon (the real-life story behind Riklis’s Syrian Bride), or the Lebanese merchant importing luxury goods from Israel into Southern Lebanon we will meet again in Lebanon Dream—navigate these artificial boundaries with a combination of emotional and physical effort.
Graduate of the National Film School, Beaconsfield, England(1982) Feature Films: Vulcan Junction (1999) a nostalgic, musical film set in Haifa – the Liverpool of Israel - a week before the Yom Kippur War, 1973. Winner of the Best Film Award, Haifa Int. Film Festival 1999 Zohar (1993) the most successful Israeli film in recent years. The tragic story of Israeli cult singer Zohar Argov. Cup Final (1991) an international success, presented in numerous festivals (incl. Venice and Berlin), sold world wide for theatrical and TV release. The story of an Israeli captured by a PLO unit during the war in Lebanon, 1982 while the World Cup soccer games were held in Spain. On a clear day you can see Damascus (1984) A political thriller based on the true story of an Israeli accused of spying for Syria. Television films, series, documentaries: (channels 1 and 2, Israel) -Borders (1999) Documentary about life on the borders of Israel. Winner of the 1999 Discovery Channel MediaNet award, Munich Film Festival. -Cause of Death: Murder (1998) 5 part mini-series – police drama. -Lucky (1997) Drama -Poetics of the Masses (1997) 20 part documentary series about sex(!) -Deadly Fortune (1996) 13 part drama series set in Israel’s high society. -Me & my wife (1996) 13 part comedy series based on the writing of Kishon, Israel’s no. 1 comedy writer. -Straight Forward (1995) 20 part comedy series Other projects: About 300 commercials for various companies in Israel and England, Various drama shorts as director, producer and director of photography.
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