STRUNG OUT

BAT ZONA

By Nirit AHARONI

MOVIE PLUS PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

This film tells the story of a group of young women living on the street, casualties of heroin and prostitution. Robbed of their childhood, they now find themselves trapped in a spiral of addiction that too often leads to death.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Nirit AHARONI
    • Producer(s)
    • David MANDIL (Movie Plus)
    • Synopsis
    • This is of the story Nirit Aharoni who grew up in an adoptive home. When she was 16 she got access to her adoption file there she discovered her biological mother was a drug addict and a tramp. In the one meeting they ever had between she learned that the welfare authorities had taken her away from her mother. Her mother was sixteen.
      she was left with so many unanswered questions: attempting to understand her mother, finding out what had happened, and trying to imagine what would have become if she hadn’t been taken away from her? What parts of her character come from her mother? These questions of identity and belonging, led her to volunteer at "The Door of Hope". The place is a refuge for junkies and prostitutes on the verge of death. Their stories parallel to her mother's own life story.
      The close connection she had with these women allowed her a special and immediate access into their world. Revealing to the camera lens the terrible, irreversible damage they suffer from heroin addiction and prostitution, both their physical and mental pain, and their dependence on street life, as well as their dreams, their memories of the children taken from them – Lost girls who grew up to be the walking dead.