category Cultures of Protest




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Before My Feet Touch the Ground

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24 March, 18:30, ARCUB

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Daphni Leef

25 March, 18:30, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Daphni Leef


In 2011, two months before the eruption of Occupy Wall Street, filmmaker Daphni Leef was studying cinema in Tel Aviv when, almost by chance, she started off one of the biggest national protests against the skyrocketing rental prices in the city. Starting from the eighty hours of footage shot for television at the time of the protest, the filmmaker unfolds a complex civic process that helps her understand how she turned from a student dissatisfied with domestic housing policies to a public person admired by some and criticized by others. Her alert documentary invites us to reflect on the root and the escalation of a national protest, from its initial enthusiasm and militancy to the final burnout.

awards and festivals

2017: IDFA

2017: Docaviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Festival