Almost Friends

Almost Friends

film-roll / Color / 60' / 2014

Two girls meet on-line. Samar (12), whose mother is an Israeli Arab and father is a Palestinian from the West Bank, lives in Lod, a mixed city of Jews and Arabs riddled with poverty and crime. Linor (11) was born in a Jewish settlement in the Gaza strip, and lives in Tlamim, a religious Jewish village. Lod and Tlamim are only 67 kilometers apart, but a national, cultural, and ideological chasm separates them. The educational-technological project that starts with innocent online correspondence and adds a new – exciting, stressful, and surprising – element to the girls’ lives, and engages them and their families in a deep, complex experience.

director image

Nitzan Ofir

Director Nitzan Ofir has worked extensively in the Israeli film and television industry, as a director assistant, line producer and researcher. Almost Friends is her debut film.

Director
Nitzan Ofir
Cinematography
Oded Kirma
Editing
Nili Feller
Sound Design
Aviv Aldema
Producer
Barak Heymann
Animation Short FilmIn Competition