Sat 22 December 2018 | 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cinemateque - Shprintsak Street 2, Tel Aviv,
As every year, we will also mark International Migrant Day with a cinematic look at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, this time on the program:
13:30, Hall 1 – Tel Aviv premiere for the documentary “Tokelomati” in cooperation with the sports channel. Tony Toklomati was a Maccabi Netanya player until rumors of lies about his age led to his release from the contract and his expulsion from Israel. After being driven back to the building, Idan, the son of Tony and his Israeli girlfriend Iris, was born. Years later, Tony returns to Israel for his first bar mitzvah. Before the screening, there will be a panel on a family in immigration led by Einat Fishbain, with the participation of filmmaker David Ofek, the heroine of the film Iris Jorno, and a migrant worker.
16:30, Hall 1 – screening and discussion of the documentary film “Blessing Garden” that follows the kindergarten of refugee children through the eyes of the Eritrean girl Blessing and her kindergarten teacher. A Molotov cocktail thrown into the garden changes the picture and the director finds herself drifting into the reality of asylum seekers in Israel. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Roni Geffen
18:30, Hall 2, “My Beloved Land” – a documentary about the lives of immigrants, residents of Block 461 in Ma’alot. Young people who left their homes in India, two girls who were born in Lebanon and are now finishing twelfth grade, and a piano teacher who grew up on the banks of the Volga River.
20:30, Hall 1, “Samba” – Samba emigrated to France from Senegal 10 years ago. Since then he has maintained a low profile in various stressful jobs. Alice is a volunteer in a support organization for foreign workers. They both struggle to get out of the dead end to which their lives have fallen until fate meets them. Combined with humor and emotion, their shared story leads them in a new way to happiness.