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Film Type
Film Type:Stream
Film Info
Director(s):Idan Haguel
Producer(s):Gil Sima
Running Time:82 min
Type of Film:Fiction
Cast:Shlomi Bertonov
Ariel Wolf
Lena Fraifeld


Ben is an enlightened, politically-liberal gay man living happily with his partner Raz in a beautiful apartment south of Tel Aviv. When Ben plants a sapling on their block to help beautify their gentrifying neighborhood, the act sets off a cascade of events that ultimately lead to the brutal police beating and arrest of an Eritrean immigrant. Ben’s complicity and sense of guilt compel him to question his relationship with Raz, his place in society, and, ultimately, his identity. Written and directed by Ida Haguel, this naturalistic film offers a fresh take on issues of privilege, prejudice, and inequality.


Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Writer/Director Idan Haguel, moderated by Amir Tadmor, Head of Cultural Affairs for the Consulate General of Israel to New England.