Around the Bed of a Dying Collaborator
Unes is paralyzed after a massive stroke. He lies in bed in the family’s living room, watching the live feed from security cameras installed at the perimeter of his home – a matter of protection after several assaults on his family. “We are guilty, we’ve brought shame on ourselves,” this is how Unes summarizes decades of collaboration with Israeli security forces and helping Jews to buy land from Palestinians.
Born in Ramat Gan in 1968, David Ofek graduated the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School in 1992. Ofek’s graduation documentary “High-Tech Dreams“ won 1993 Jerusalem Film Festival best short award. His extra graduation short Home participated in dozens of film festivals worldwide.
Today David Ofek is one of Israel’s leading and prolific documentary and television series makers. His full-fledged body of award-winning works (with Yossi Madmoni and individually) include: Bat Yam – New York, No. 17, Melanoma My Love, The Ulpan, Minimum Wage, House Call and many more.
Tal Michael, born in 1974, is a film & TV director and content editor. Michael is a graduate of the film and Television dept. at Tel Aviv University, and a former PhD student in Comparative Literature.
Among her works are the films “Who’s Afraid of Mordechai Vanunu?”, “Israel is not waiting…”, “Pitbulls: Flesh&Blood” as well as the documentary series “My Little Empire”. Her works gained prizes and participated in international festivals and acquired by various channels in Israel and abroad.