State of Suspension is a low budget documentary film with music.
This is a selection - totalling 33 min. - from the full (82 min.) film that examines in nine chapters what has happened to us Israelis after 60 years of independence; what went wrong; how we have turned from victims to victimizers.
The film starts and ends with a musical scene; it opens with the singing of some segments from the Israeli declaration of independence and ends with the national anthem being sung to alternative lyrics written by Fouad Suleiman. Daniel Dworsky's original music enriches the film with humour and satire.
Tobias Morgan, a mentor at the Documentary Campus masterschool wrote: "Hard. Powerful. Can't wait to see the finished piece. These films are increasingly like nail guns: sharp and fast, pinning critical ideas down so argument cannot be obfuscated, and the humanitarian issues squirm away into the half-flight of apathy".
World premiere: Levante International Film Festival (in competition), Bari, Italy, November 2009.
Israeli premiere screenings: Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem cinematheques, February 2010.
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