A Demonstration in the White City
This documentary jewel provides an education about Israel’s political and cultural history told in the context of a peaceful demonstration by 10,000 Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers, joined by Israelis, in the “White City,” Tel Aviv— a call for freedom and against deportation and imprisonment.. Director Tal Haim Yoffe narrates in the first person as he films with a hand held camera, wending his way through the city to participate in the protest, capturing streets and monuments reflective of the diverse cultures that have been welcomed to Tel Aviv. This powerful and personal statement reminds us that Jews were once refugees, and abandonment of Israel’s Basic Law to protect human dignity and liberty weakens its national foundation.
Documentary / Dir: Tal Haim Yoffe / 2015 Israel / Hebrew w/English subtitles / 48 min
Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2016; DocAviv Documentary Film Festival