“SHOOTING LIFE”– Living in Sderot

 Shooting Life

Living in Sderot

Amos Lassen

‪Sderot. The area is tense with a feeling of imminent danger and the locals pay the price. Igal Gazit, an unemployed film director from Tel Aviv, moves to Sderot and takes up a teaching job at the high school, leaving his daughter Maya behind with his ex-wife.

‪Igal’s first meeting with his new students doesn’t go well. The students, sensing that he is patronizing them, make fun of the ‘enlightenment’ he brings from Tel Aviv. However, Igal promises Amalia, the principal, that all the kids will pass the State Film Exams. The road to fulfilling that promise is one that the students will never forget.‬