Diploma

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    Diploma

    Directed by

    Israel

    2009

    22 min

    • Hebrew

    Drama

    From the director of MOUNTAIN presented at TorinoFilmLab - Script&Pitch

    The night of the Jewish settlement Masquerade. 15-year-old Samer insists on taking his older sister Ayat to collect her diploma from the Palestinian university. Threading their way between rooftops and side narrow allies, they must avoid the settlers, the army and the curious foreign news reporters.

    Production
    THE SAM SPIEGEL FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL
    Yaelle Kayam

    Yaelle Kayam

    Israel

    I'm inspired by landscapes and especially cultural landscapes – not just geographical places, but also places that have historical and architectural meanings and are still relevant in our lives today.

    Yaelle Kayam (1979, Israel) is a filmmaker and a journalist. She studied film at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia and at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem.
    Her graduate film DIPLOMA (2009) won 3rd place at the Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival 2009. The short was screened in more than 70 festivals worldwide, won 14 international awards, was purchased for screening by the French TV-company Canal+ and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
    MOUNTAIN (2015), Yaelle’s feature debut, premiered at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti).

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