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Gum Films | Tel-Aviv 2009 | 60 min | trailer 13:50 min
Tagalog, Turkish, Hebrew and English

PLOT: On the street corners of south Tel Aviv, stand, forgotten, public telephones, a reminder of the pre-cellular days. Every weekend, the phones come to life as migrant workers gather around them, taking advantage of the weekly day off to phone home. Waiting on the other end of the line are children, financial difficulties, love — each phone call, a story in itself. Kadir, Cynthia, Rosemarie and Gener are migrant workers living in Israel, fighting to maintain the relationships with their loved ones back home in the only medium available- the telephone. The film "Long Distance" follows the stories of these intimate relationships through telephone conversations, where the line is dominated not only by our protagonists and their loved ones, but by the great distance, a distance that alters the relationships, and remodels them in the economic reality of the Western world.   see more http://www.gumfilms.com/long-distance

Director: Amikam Goldman
Producer: Yoav Roeh & Aurit Zamir
Production Company: Gum Films
Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem
Editor: Yaara Lipkin-Poran
Screenings: 2009  Tel-Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, May 11th & 16th
Karov Theatre, Tel Aviv, December 24th & 26th
2010  LIDF | The London International Documentary Festival, April 28

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ABOUT AMIKAM GOLDMAN: He was born 1973 in Israel and grew up in Tel Aviv. He finished high school in "Irony Alef for the arts". In September 1995 he moved to the USA to study film making, first at the "Film & Television Workshops", in Maine and since 1996, when he moved to New York, at the "New School for Social Research", where in 2000 he finished his diploma in cinema studies. He worked for 6 years in the major video & music store "Kim’s Video", in NYC. Made his short film "One-Windows", in 1997, which won 2nd place at the Marin County Film Festival, California. In November 2003 Amikam returned to Israel and he lives in Tel Aviv. He teaches cinema in "Blich" high school. He created the first film documentary about the NO!art co-founder Boris Lurie under the title "NO!art MAN". — Lives in Tel Aviv. more

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