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Family on the Edge


General Information

Israel 2009 | Doc, 58 min, | Video
Director: Gilad Goldschmidt
Script: Gilad Goldschmidt
Producers: Gilad & Hedva Goldschmidt
Sponsors: Noga Communication - Channel 8

Synopsis

Yoram Drucker, a 42 years old Modern Orthodox Jew from Jerusalem, has a Dream. To take His family, includingtheir eight-years-pld daughter Chen, to the peak of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5895 M/ 19,640 feet).
Thousands of people try to do it .4 people die, each year, on the Kilimanjaro.
Yoram is sure this type of a family experience is what builds the long term foundation of ones personality, of family-hood.

Family on the Edge follows the Drucker Family on their Journey-
starting from the careful preparations, through the Physical and Mental challenges they face, until the dramatic ending.

Family on the Edge touches issues of family-hood, Man & Nature.
A glance into the life of a unique family that makes you think of your own one. A film about the priorities in life, and about dreams.

Awards & Festivals

 
Awards:

Special Jury Mention, Jewish Eye Film Festival 2009

Signis Award for Best documentary, Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2009

 
Festivals:
Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2009
Jewish Eye Film Festival 2009
Cinemateque Jerusalem, November 2009
Cinemateque Tel Aviv, November 2009
Cinemateque Sderot, November 2009
Washington Jewish Film Festival - Director`s presentation

Credits

 
Script: Gilad Goldschmidt
Production Company: Go2Films
Co-Production Company: Gilad Goldschmidt
Camera: Gilad Goldschmidt
Editor: Gilad Goldschmidt
Original Language: Hebrew & English
Subtitles: English; Italian; Hebrew 
 

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The Jury Statement:
"On the basis of a family experience that could look anecdotical, the director manages to evoke metaphorically the mystery of the spiritual challenge of a community. With intelligence, originality and humour, he tackles successfully a present issue and underlines the values of unity and respect in family life, of endurance in the face of basic challenges and of acceptance of one`s limits".

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Educational - $295.00
K-12 - $95.00
Home DVD - $29.90

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