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Once Upon a Time in Israel

    Once Upon a Time in Israel / Pewnego razu w Izraelu

    Poland, 11', 2021

    age recommendation: 9+

    An animated documentary in the form of a travel journal. A girl while being in love with a Palestinian boy goes to Israel for the first time. Her simplified vision of the world and a desire to take sides in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is quickly confronted with the reality of living on the border of Sderot and the Gaza Strip.

    Weronika Szyma

    Animation director, screenwriter and animator. Born in 1996 in Warsaw, Poland. A student of Masters degree in Animation at The Polish National Film School in Łódź. Author of short films, including "Lushfulness" (2020) and "A degvil and a rascat" (2018). Her films were selected and awarded at numerous film festivals around the world. Working mostly in analog media. Her works concentrate on feminism, body, lingustics, cultures and world conflicts.


    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Weronika Szyma
    • animation: Weronika Szyma
    • editing: Aleksandra Rosset
    • music: Damian Czajka
    • sound: Damian Czajka
    • producer: Agata Golańska
    • production company: The Polish National Film School in Lodz
    • original language:  English

    Filmography

    • Endgame (2022)
    • Lushfulness (2020)
    • A geommetry of a comeback (2019)
    • A degvil and a rascat (2018)
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