Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened during the first fifteen years to the girls and women who arrived with their families from North Africa and Poland and found themselves building a town in the middle of the desert? They talk about the pain of leaving their homes behind, about poverty and the difficulties of adjusting in their new homeland, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. In the film Dimona Twist, which mixes between conversations with the protagonists and private and public archives, they recount the struggles they took part in and the insights they gained, with humor, sorrow and dignity.
- Van Leer Award for Best Documentary Film - Jerusalem FF
- Michal Aviad
- Sharon (Shark) De Mayo
- Itay Maron
- Nili Feller
- Ophir Leibovitch
- LAMA FILMS
Born in Jerusalem in 1955 to an Italian mother and an Hungarian father. Having studied literature, philosophy and film, she lived in San Francisco during the 1980s where she began making films before returning to Israel in 1991. She has since made numerous documen- taries which have won awards at inter- national film festivals, such as the 1992 work about the Intifada THE WOMEN NEXT DOOR, which screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale in 1992, as well as films focussing on women, children and immigrants in Israel. LO ROIM ALAICH is her first feature film.