Muhi – Generally Temporary – Human Rights Watch Film Festival

11 March '18 at 6:30 pm - 12 March '18 at 10:30 pm

Muhi, a young boy from Gaza, has been trapped in an Israeli hospital for over eight years. Rushed there in his infancy with a life-threatening immune disorder, he and his doting grandfather, Abu Naim, are caught in an immigration limbo and only permitted to reside within the constraints of the hospital walls. Made by two filmmakers from Jerusalem, this documentary lays out the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in human terms, documenting the impact these paradoxical circumstances have on individual lives.

“A beautiful, haunting film about a man and a child who find themselves sheltered and also trapped in an absurd, extraterritorial corridor between Israel and Palestine, at war with each other…This story challenges the notion of enemies and shows ordinary human beings trying to be human in a world that has betrayed humanity.” —Sari Bashi, Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch

Filmmaker(s): Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander and Tamir Elterman | Year: 2017 | 87m | Language(s): Arabic, Hebrew | Genre: Documentary
Filmmakers Bio(s):

Rina Castelnuovo, Award winning Israeli photographer, and contract photographer for The New York Times Jerusalem for 23 years. Rina studied arts at the Academia de Belle Arti in Rome. Over 3 decades has been photographing war, peace and crisis in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, including the 1st & 2nd “Intifadas”, Lebanon and Gaza wars and assassination of Prime Minister Rabin among others. Her work has been featured in many publications and worldwide exhibitions.

Tamir Elterman is an American documentarian and video journalist. He is a video contributor to The New York Times Jerusalem covering conflict, religion, & culture. In 2014, he directed a documentary about East African asylum seekers for Al Jazeera America. In 2012, he directed a documentary about monopolies and wealth distribution for Univision. He is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters of Science in broadcast journalism.
March 11, 2018, 6:30 PM at the Barbican, London. Tickets: £12. Buy tickets here
Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander
March 12, 2018, 8:45 PM at the Barbican, London. Tickets: £12. Buy tickets here
Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander




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