Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Location: Brattle Theatre
Directors: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander & Tamir Elterman
Film Details: 87 minutes, 2017
Co-presented with the Boston Jewish Film Festival and REELAbilities Film Festival Boston
Introduction by DocYard Co-founder and Programmer Sara Archambault
Attending in person will be Dr. Norbert I. Goldfield, Founder/Executive Director of Healing Across the Divides
About the film: Four-year-old Muhi was brought to an Israeli hospital from Gaza as an infant. His illness required amputating his limbs and he has lived there ever since. While most of his family is still in Gaza, Muhi has grown up speaking Hebrew and celebrating Jewish holidays with the other kids in his ward. His grandfather lives with him at the hospital and there they have created a kind of “family” — an Israeli man who lost a son to the conflict, Israeli nurses, and hospital volunteers who dote on the infectiously-sweet Muhi.
2017 Ophir (Israel Academy) Award Nominee
About the filmmakers:
Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander is an award-winning Israeli photographer. She studied arts at the Academia de Belle Arti in Rome and has been a contract photographer for The New York Times for 23 years, covering war, peace, and crisis in Israel.
Berkeley-born Tamir Elterman is an American documentarian and video journalist. He is a video contributor to The New York Times Jerusalem, where he covers conflict, religion, and culture. In 2014, he directed a documentary about East African asylum seekers for Al Jazeera America. He is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters of Science in broadcast journalism.