Israel is a land that has been virtually torn apart by the politics
of a border. But what is a border? Is it a fence, a gate, or the people
who occupy the land? And how is it that on one side of the border
people live in a poverty state while on the other side of the border
an economy thrives and the people are fed?
"Borders" is an intense film that deals with the relationship between
Israel and its neighbors. Families are torn apart as everywhere there
are disputes regarding land and the occupants of each tract. A young
woman prepares for her wedding, a wedding that will separate her from
her family, indefinitely. Children play amongst the barbed wire that
pocks the land, a symbol of anger and warfare.
Filmmaker Nurit Kedar explores the conflict between the Israelis and
the Palestines and the idea of demarcation and the people that must
live with that demarcation every day. Border guards, farmers, workers
and thriving families are all included to present a wide array of
opinions about a topic tat is part of an ongoing struggle for power
in the Middle East.
Eran Riklis, Director, has been working in film for the last twenty
years. He has made documentaries for television and commercials on
a variety of topics.
Nurit Kedar, Producer, has worked for Channel 2 Israel and CNN's Jerusalem
bureau. "Volgin Award," a film he produced in 1994, won the first
prize in the Jerusalem Festival.
Eve Joffe, Festival Coordinator
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