Other prizewinners include Invisible Men, Powder, Grace.
Reuven Brodsky’s Home Movie, a loving portrait of a Russian immigrant family turning their home into a main character, was crowned Best Israeli Film at this year’s edition of DocAviv, Israel’s leading documentary festival taking place in Tel Aviv.
Yariv Mozer’s Invisible Men, a portrait of three young gay Palestinians, was rejected at home for their sexual preferences and threatened by Israel to be sent back to their families, was awarded a special jury prize.
The City of Tel Aviv Prize went to Ayal Goldberg’s Powder dealing with the inner conflicts of a young man struggling with his sexual and political identity.
A Best Research award went to One Day after Peace, in which South-African born Robbie Demlin, a fervent peace activist whose son was killed by a Palestinian sniper, tries to draw a lesson for the Middle East from the reconciliation process in South Africa.
In the International Competition, South Korea’s Yi Seungjun added another award for his Planet of Snail after his resounding success in IDFA late last year.A Special Mention went to Heidi Ewing’s Detropia about the revival of Detroit, a city that much of America has given up on. Top prize in the Student Film Competition was awarded to Grace be Michal Aronzon, tackling the many and complicated issues of immigrant workers trying to find their place in Israel.