ALMOST FRIENDS

By Nitzan OPHIR

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Documentary - Completed 2014

Two 13 years olds, one religious Jewish and the other Israeli-Arab start corresponding online, finding themselves deep in a surprising, exciting and stressful experience. Living only 67 km apart, they are separated by a national, cultural and ideological abyss.

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Doc Aviv 2014
In Competition
Other Israel Film Festival 2014
USA Premiere
Mar Del Plata FF 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 58 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nitzan OPHIR
    • Producer(s)
    • Barak HEYMANN (Hermann Brothers Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Two girls meet in the “cloud”.

      Samar, 12, lives in Lod, a mixed city marred by poverty and crime. She has an Arab Israeli mother and a Palestinian father from the Occupied Territories.

      Linor, 11, lives in Tlamim, a religious jewish settlement.

      There are only 67 km between Lod and Tlamim, but the girls are separated by a vast national, cultural and ideological abyss. As participants in an education and technology program, their relationship starts from online correspondence. Meeting face-to-face adds an intense component to the two girls’ lives, sweeping them and their families into a profound and complex experience.
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