8 short documentary films that were created by young African refugees in Israel:
"Sadik" | Sadik, 15 y/o
The film tells the story of Sadik, a 15
year old teenager from Sudan. Sadik
tries to obtain a residency permit
from the United Nations, and remains
unsuccessful in his quest.
"Me and you" | Yonas, 17 y/o
Yonas, 17 years old, studies at an ulpan
in Jaffa, opened by members
of the Israeli Youth Movement "Ha
Noar Oved" (Working and Studying
Youth,). It offers a variety of education
and activities. In the film Yonis shows
us his daily routine at the Hebrew classes
and tells about his aspiration to become a
physician in order to return to Africa and
help his people.
"Street Survey" | Ismael, 17 y/o
Ismael goes out to the streets of "Neve
Shaanan" a neglected neighborhood in
south Tel Aviv. In search of answers and
opinions, he interviews residents about
the situation of the African Refugees in
Israel, and various political problems.
"Travel from Darfur"| Mubarak, 17 y/o
Mubarak recalls his long and difficult
journey from Sudan to Israel. From the
confines of the shelter he tells us the story.
While walking on the beach he tells his
experience with the "Big, big River".
"Until When?" | Tes, 17 y/o
This short fiction was written and
directed by a group of Eritrean
teenagers. The film centers around Jonas,
an unaccompanied Teenager and his
struggle in Tel aviv trying to find his way
while working in the kitchen of a fancy
restaurant, and surviving the streets.
"Solomon's House" | Solomon, 17 y/o
Solomon has arrived alone from Eritrea.
He finds a temporary shelter in a church,
located near the New Central Bus
Station of Tel Aviv. The church is run by
a group of extremely religious believers
from Nigeria, and Salomon decides to
find himself a new home.
"Shelter" | Rim, 17 y/o
Rim stayed months in an Israeli Prison
with her mother and her sister. After they
were released, they found a place in the
family shelter, run by the ARDC (African
Refugee Development Center). Rim
expresses herself exceptionally through a
monologue in which she tells her story, as
well as conducting interviews with other
shelter residents and organizers.
"Equal" | Faruk, 17 y/o
On Friday afternoon, Faruk puts a chair
in the in the middle of a public square
and sits down in the middle the crowd.
He recites an Israeli poem and tries to
reach out from his sort of micro cosmos
to the constant flow of people around
him. The poem he recites is called: " You
are white – and I am dark."