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LONG DISTANCE
Gum Films | Tel-Aviv 2009 | 60 min | Tagalog, טווי, Turkish, Hebrew and English subtitles


trailer | 10:24 min

PLOT: On the street corners of south Tel Aviv, stand, forgotten, public telephones, a reminder of the pre-cellular days. Every weekend, the phones come to life as migrant workers gather around them, taking advantage of the weekly day off to phone home. Waiting on the other end of the line are children, financial difficulties, love — each phone call, a story in itself. Kadir, Cynthia, Rosemarie and Gener are migrant workers living in Israel, fighting to maintain the relationships with their loved ones back home in the only medium available- the telephone. The film "Long Distance" follows the stories of these intimate relationships through telephone conversations, where the line is dominated not only by our protagonists and their loved ones, but by the great distance, a distance that alters the relationships, and remodels them in the economic reality of the Western world. | see more  http://www.gumfilms.com/long-distance

Director: Amikam Goldman | Producer: Yoav Roeh & Aurit Zamir
Production Company: Gum Films
Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem | Editor: Yaara Lipkin-Poran

SCREENINGS:

Tel-Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, 5/11 & 5/16/2009
      at The Tel Aviv Cinemateque | 2, Shprintzak Street on 5/11 & 5/16/2009
Special Screening 12/24, 22:30 | Saturday Dec 12/2/ 2009
Karov Theatre | Levinsky 116, Newe Shaanan 12/24th & 12/26/2009
Tel Aviv Central Bus Station | entrance floor 12/24th & 12/26/2009
LIDF - London International Documentary Festiva
      at Free Word Centre | 60 Farringdon Road | London on 4/28/2010
The Center for Asian American Media
      at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival | 145 9th Street on 7/24 & 8/9/2010

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