By Tamara MAMON


Jewish - Completed 2019

Omar, Yazan and Muhammad are 12-year-olds living in Lod. When Ella, an ex-Russian, starts a choir in their school, a new and fantastic world opens to them, offering an escape from the shattered reality around.

& Awards

DocAviv Film Festival 2019
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Jewish, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 58 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tamara MAMON
    • Producer(s)
    • Assaf AMIR (Norma Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Omar, Muhammad and Yazan are three 12-year-olds from Lod. The boys are in their last year of elementary school, beginning to confront the challenges of life: Omar will deal with his father’s illness, Yazan will need to overcome the consequences of his violent behavior and Muhammad will prepare to leave Lod and the friends he loves so much. When Ella, a Jewish woman who emigrated from the former Soviet Union founds a choir in their school, she invites them to a safe and fantastic environment that will challenge the stark reality awaiting beyond the classroom walls and the real journey which occurs in the souls of the children. The film premiered in Docaviv 2019 under the previous name Open Your Mouth.