US, THEM AND ME

NEY: NOSOTROS, ELLOS Y YO

By Nicolas AVRUJ

CAMPO CINE S.R.L. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

When I went to Israel, Gaza and West Bank in 2000, I had no idea where the trip would take me.
With my camera as my only companion, I lived in Palestinian and Israeli homes.
This is the reconstruction of that trip, 15 years later.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de cine de Tandil 2015
Best Feature Film Award
Latin Arab Film Festival 2015
Special Mention "TAL"
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2015
Panorama
Mostra Sao Paulo IFF 2015
Official Competition - Nominated Troféu Bandeira Paulista Award
La Habana International Films Festival 2015
"Panorama Documental" Selection
Premios Sur - Argentinian Academy Award 2015
Nominated Best Documentary & Best Editing
Cóndor de Plata // Argentinian Film Critics Association 2015
Nominated Best Documentary
Festival Tenemos Que Ver- Festival Internacional de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Uruguay 2016
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH-ARGENTINE, ARABIC, HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nicolas AVRUJ
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicolás AVRUJ
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolás AVRUJ (CAMPO CINE S.R.L.), Diego LERMAN (CAMPO CINE S.R.L.)
    • Synopsis
    • I hate it when people ask me if I'm pro-Israel or pro-Palestine.
      When I went to Israel in 2000, I had no idea where the trip would take me.
      I come from a Jewish family with a deep sense of tradition and progressive ideals.
      I arrived in Tel Aviv on vacation. Due to a mixture of adventure and curiosity, I crossed from Jerusalem to Gaza and the West Bank.
      With my camera as my only companion, I lived in Palestinian and Israeli homes over a period of months. I filmed it all. I found myself on a trip that I could never have imagined.
      I returned to Argentina, but I couldn't deal with the documentary for 15 years.
      NEY is not a film about the conflict. It is a film that deals –with a sense of paranoia- with a conflict on how the conflict is seen, how it is perceived.
      But mainly it is a film of a young person (a young me) who faces the dilemma of every grown up: how much do the traditions weight? How the invisible threads of family and love balance the social and moral crossroads that I faced? Where shall I draw the line? Where do I stand? Is it worth believing in the other? What’s a community?
      Anyway... I don’t want to limit the questions that arouse when making the documentary by writing them down.
      NEY is an exciting trip and a romantic view on growing up.
      It is the reconstruction of that trip, 15 years later.
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