Winner Epos Film Festival 2014
UK Jewish Film Festival 2014

Not in Our Neighborhood

 

  • Documentary

  • Country of production: Israel

  • Year of production: 2014

  • Length: 67 minutes

  • Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)

 

Directed by:

Ella Zaharano Grinhouse

 

Synopsis:

This film presents the story of five teenagers who live in the slums of Tel Aviv - Israel's social and political center - where they are hidden from the eyes of the city's more cosmopolitan residents. This is a story of the development of the stereotypes that control society as a whole.

A large education project allows those teenagers to put on a play based on their personal stories and serve as a gateway. But during the composition of the play we learn that their homes and the educational project, despite good intentions, cannot really see beyond the stereotypes themselves.