Facing the Wall

Aalam-Warqe Davidian

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.

Directors: Aalam-Warqe Davidian

Script: Aalam-Warqe Davidian

Producers: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari

Production company: Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd.

Editing: Margarita Balaklav

Filming: Daniel Miller

Actors : Tehlia Yeshayhu, Sapier Sanke, Shula Mola, Limor Groberman, Ayala Yatamr

Soundtrack: Shahaf Wagshal

Music : Ophir Leibovitch

26 minutes | Israel | 2016 | Amharic, Hebrew

Produced by
  • The New Fund for Cinema and Television