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White Night

Every night, starting at 2 AM, Arab domestic laborers living in the Occupied Territories risk their lives sneaking through the security barrier to clean houses in Jerusalem. All the while they watch for soldiers and police who would arrest them, while encouraging and protecting each other on the trail. Shot withThe documentary is shot hand-held, very much like war correspondence footage, enhancing the sense of danger they feel. The women are extraordinary – determined, strong and fearless, humorous and ironic, on their nightly six-hour scrabble to work menial jobs to feed their families.

“Many touching and even comical moments.” -Jerusalem Post

film details

Documentary / Dir: Irit Gal / 2012 Israel / Arabic, Hebrew w/English subtitles / 47 min

festivals

Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival 2013, Zegrab Jewish Film Festival 2014

 

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