Tuesday, 25th of November 2008 at 7:30 pm (19:30)
Screening and Discussion with the filmmakers
6 Floors to Hell
a documentary by
’Video 48’ represents an alternative video group that focuses mainly on the problems and the lives of Palestinians inside Israel.
Six Floors to Hell
At Geha Junction, one of the busiest in the Tel Aviv area, hundreds of Palestinians live underground. Young and old, they slip into Israel to find work and bring a small wage home. Their hiding place is in the underground parking garage of an abandoned, unfinished shopping mall, hidden from view despite its location. They pass most nights of the week here, six floors below ground. One of the mall''s residents is Jalal who puts up with this hell in order to save money for his wedding while Nisrin, his fiancé, is waiting for him to finish the roof of their new house at Salem in the West Bank. From the darkness emerge still darker forms and ghostly voices. Under subhuman conditions, the men try to preserve their humanity.
"In the dark", says Jalal, "the only thing left is to think about is love".
Read also "Unconquered: Illegal Palestinian Workers in Israel"
by Steven Langfur:
Israel 2008 | Documentary | 52 Minutes | Color | Arabic and Hebrew, with English subtitles
Director: Jonathan Ben Efrat
Producer: Nir Nader - Video 48,
Claudia Levin - Claudius Films Ltd
Cinematography: Gonen Glazer
Editor: Tal Weissman
Sound Designer: Israel David
Tuesday 25.11.2008 | Open doors from 7:30 pm | The screening starts 8:00pm
Red Lounge in the Willy Brandt Center Jerusalem
22, Ein Rogel St, J'lem (Abu Tor)