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Original title Shechuna


A small bench on the sidewalk near their home is the daily meeting place of four women who live in a modest, traditional neighborhood. Their neighborhood is like a time capsule preserved in a place where new colors, sounds and smells have penetrated long ago. The bench is where they let themselves open up and let go, where they entertain friends, amuse and encourage each other. The film allows us to enter their lives which contain endless giving and human warmth as well as frustrations and disappointments, an ever-growing sense of \”missing out\” in a world changing before their eyes.

Author/s Ilan Yagoda

A winner of “The prize of the art of cinema 2012”, by the minisrery of culture. Among his films: Dudu,What Will They Say?:An ex-political prisoner and his family.(1983). Rain 1949: Holocaust refugees who established kibbutz Megido on the ruins of Lajoun and the Arab refugees of that village, Entry of many film festivals, won awards around the world (1996). In the Matter of Bases –The creation of hundreds of young rock bands in Israel, in the beginning of the nineties (1993). A Stranger on Familiar Grounds –A follow up meeting with the rebel musicians ten years after (2003). Hessed (Grace):Six families as they attempt to say goodbye to their loved ones at an hospice. Entry of:Visions de Reel, HotDocs, Input ;Editing Award in DocAviv (2005).

Photography Ilan Yagoda
Sound Dror Rotem
Editing Hadara Oran