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Emmanuelle Mayer’s directorial debut is a moving documentary portrait, pieced out of ten years of intimate footage. Emphasizing the profound gap between developing Africa and the West, the film contrasts male and female narratives and raises ideas of choice versus fate.
Johnny and Therèse live in Israel, he believes in the future of Africa, he dreams of returning with modern fish farming techniques. Therèse sees little hope back home and is determined to create the best possible future for their children, whatever the price may be. When their visas expire, tensions between the two arise.

Sponsored by: Ellen Hamer, Gerald Hamer, Karen Krivel

Festivals and Awards

  • Audience Favourite Award, Documentary; Jerusalem International Film Festival 2019 
  • The Other Israel Award for Best Israeli Film; Jerusalem International Film Festival 2019 

Screening Details

Film Info

DirectorEmmanuelle Mayer
Runtime 52 min
LanguageHebrew w/English subtitles