Facing The Wall

Short film / 26 min / Israel / 2016

Director: Alamork Marsha Davidian

Production Company: Black Sheep

Awards:

Tel Aviv Student FF 2016 – Best Independent Short award
Jerusalem IFF, 2016 – The Van Leer award for Best Short Film

Festival De Cine Africano 2017 – Best Short Film
 

Notable Festivals:
TIFF 2017

Clermont-Ferrand FF 2017
Palm Springs Short FF 2017

Synopsis:
Surni, 14, wakes up to the first day without her love, Eli. She is in an Israeli absorption center. She keeps her eyes and ears closed, she won’t leave her bed, she just tries to shut out her new reality and pretend she never left Ethiopia.
Her family attempts to get her out of bed. As the hours go by, her mother, who was at first blind to Surni’s suffering, finds a way to reach out and helps her say goodbye to the world they left behind.