GOOD TIMES (2004)
a film by: Alessandro Cassigoli & Dalia Castel
with: Neta Efroni, Yousef El Kathib and Isaac Karaja
camera: Alessandro Cassigoli & Dalia Castel
original music: Luca Corrado, Gabriele Di Majo
editing: Dalia Castel
original language: Hebrew, Arabic, English
subtitles: English / Italian
Italy 2004 mini DV, PAL Color, 31 min.
Abu Dis, a small Palestinian village, offers one of the most striking images of the new separation wall that was built by the Israeli government.
Every day, images of the new wall that divides this village in two are distributed and broadcast across the world. But what was life in Abu Dis before the big wall existed? This documentary begins by showing Abu Dis before the construction of the present wall when, in the middle of the village, a temporary wall was first erected. The documentary then describes the life of the people who lived around this initial wall. Moving in colliding microcosms, the inhabitants of the village and the Israeli soldiers protecting the border had created an absurd routine of mutual respect and resentment...
The documentary goes on to cover the period leading up to the construction of the big final wall, thus narrating an important historical event from its beginning.
Silverdocs (Usa 2005)
Cambridge Film Festival (U.K. 2005)
Thessaloniki (Greece 2005)
Festival dei Popoli (Italy 2005)
Genova Film Festival (Italy 2005)
Film & Medien Festival Ludwigsburg (Germany 2005)
Nurnberg Festival (Germany 2005)
AFO Int. Film Festival (Czech Republic 2005)
Docupolis Barcelona (Spain 2005)
… and many others.