Magazine article Screen International

Tel Aviv Doc Festival to Highlight Immigration, Regional Politics

Magazine article Screen International

Tel Aviv Doc Festival to Highlight Immigration, Regional Politics

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Topics including immigration and instability in the West Bank region will be highlighted at this year's Docaviv international documentary festival (May 19-28) in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Among the 2016 programme is Gianfranco Rosi's Berlin Golden Bear-winning Fuocoammare, Shimon Dotan's Sundance premiere The Settlers and Sean McAllister's BAFTA-nominated A Syrian Love Story.

The festival will open with Babylon Dreamers [pictured], about a group of immigrants from the former Soviet Union who, despite struggling to survive in tough circumstances in Israeli city Ashdod, decide to pursue their dream of entering the International Breakdance Championships.

That film will compete in the festival's Israeli competition, which offers a prize of $18.5k (70k ILS), alongside 12 other titles including films about arranged marriages in Morocco and Yemen (Child Mother), depression-curing shamans in the Amazon rainforest (The Last Shaman), and three Jewish brothers who travel to Italy in search of the cave they hid in as children to escape the Nazis (Shalom Italia). …

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