Thu 27 February 2020 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:1 - HaSharon 4, Tel Aviv,

1: 1 Center for Art and Politics and Marcel for the Advancement of Art and Culture are pleased to screen the new independent film

Hasan Arafa Complex (2019)
Writing, Directing and Production: Yoav Gurfinkel
55 minutes | Hebrew and Russian, English translation

Ticket cost: NIS 24 on early purchase // NIS 30 at the

Hassan Arafa complex is five minutes from the heart of Tel Aviv but thousands of miles away. Yoav Gurfinkel made the film, accompanied the local residents, many of them from the margins of the company, in a last and hopeless survival, in the face of great and powerful forces. A portrait of a frail life of souls who remain dreamy despite the daily struggles of survival.

Yoav Gurfinkel is a director and producer, who has signed numerous TV productions, including the documentary “The Shops of Once”, the “Fashion Order” series with the Moore Foundation, the drama series for “Zebang”, “Deus”, “Neighborhood” and the reality series – ”


“Director Yoav Gurfinkel met several people in the complex who did not find their place in the more established and established parts of the city, and through it he sketches a portrait of unrestricted life that was once possible in the big city, but the money, the scare of the real estate and the development obsession reduce it” – Second Litman, ”


Screening of the new independent documentary

Hassan Arfa Compound
By Yoav Gurfinkel
Israel 2019 | 55 min. | Hebrew, Russian | English subtitles

Tickets: 24NIS Advance // 30NIS Door

The daily struggle of residents of the Hassan Arfa compound – a neglected enclave in the heart of Tel Aviv – in the process of being demolished for the construction of new towers. Misha builds a raft in an attempt to flee the country, following an old debt. Homeless Isaac possesses encyclopaedic knowledge. Andrei, a respected graphic designer in the USSR, is now addicted to the “Nice Guy” drug. Attay, a metalworker, receives an eviction order but refuses to leave. Their battered existence erodes in front of the camera, and like a neglected town in the Wild West – money, principles, and despair meet for one final duel.

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