Dimona Twist
Film Info
Director:Michal Aviad
Runtime:71 minutes
Release Year:2016
Premiere Status:New Jersey Premiere
Production Country:Israel
Original Language:Hebrew
Topics:Israeli society, immigration, women
This moving documentary focuses on the lives of seven women from North Africa and Poland who came to Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s. They were sent to live in Dimona, a development town in the desert with a population in 1955 of 300. For the first time, they share their personal stories about the difficulties of adjusting to their new home, and their determination to create rich and meaningful lives. Intimate conversations are interwoven with stunning archival footage and the music of the time.
WINNER: Best Documentary Film
Jerusalem Film Festival, 2016