Children by Remote Control


A personal voyage, attempting to decipher the mystery behind migrant Thai workers’ warm and loving bonds with their children, based almost solely on telephone calls and letters.

The filmmaker, living in a Kibbutz and father to seven children, tries to understand the Thai workers’ inner conflicts, as they are caught between pressing economic pressures and emotional ties to their families back home.

When he does not find the answer, he decides to join one of these couples on their return trip to Thailand.

A thought- provoking film which leads the viewer to think about the issues of class, gender, national boundaries and the globalization of labor.

Voices from EL Sayed

In the picturesque Israeli Negev desert lays the Bedouin village of El-Sayed. It has the largest percentage of deaf people in the world. In El-Sayed deafness is not a handicap. Through the generations a unique sign language has evolved making it the most popular language in this rare society that accepts deafness as natural as life itself. The villages tranquility is interrupted by Salims decision to change his deaf son’s fate and make him a hearing person using the Cochlear Implant Operation.

Transparent Time

At the age of 33, Eylon Nuphar, co-creator and founder of the Mayumana group, is at the peak of her career. One day, Eylon gets a distressing message: The mammogram that she had taken revealed a suspicious lump in her breast; and so it begins – she finds herself facing a whirlwind of challenges. She also has difficulty coping with her partner. This film represents the extraordinary world of this exceptional young woman, who manages, against all odds, to find strength within fragility throughout her journey.

The Queen Has No Crown

“The Queen Has No Crown” is Tomer Heymann’s poignant meditation on family, loss, and the mental maps of homelessness. Three of the Heymann sons take their families and leave Israel, one after the other, for “better” lives in America. They fulfill their dreams, but shatter those of their mother. A divorcee, she is left alone in Israel with her two bachelor sons—one straight, and the other, Tomer, gay. The film navigates the intimate lives of 5 brothers and their mother, as they experience the pains of exile and the joys of family bonding.

Land for the Nomads

Israel says that it is planning to remove and relocate 2,300 Bedouins from the Judean desert, east of Jerusalem. Over the past four decades they were pushed down the valley close to a hazardous highway while Jewish settlements and outposts dotted the Judean hilltops. The Bedouin shacks are routinely demolished by the Israeli Civil Administration on the grounds that they are built without ‘building permits’. Shlomo Lecker is an Israeli lawyer who defies all stereotypes. He is a Jew who fights for the Arab Bedouins. He is an Israeli who challenges the Israeli judiciary. The film explores Lecker’s personal relationship with his clients – the lone Israeli who claims that he has a Bedouin soul.