The following video is an open-ended three-week visual diary (shot with an iPhone 6S Plus) of my come back to Israel after a fifteen-year absence. In spite of total distortions by the media, in spite of Israel’s many contradictions, inequalities and extremes, I found the country exceptionally better than when I left it, back in 2001. Its energy cannot be described neither visually nor in writing; it must be felt.
The territory covered in this video's timeline is very small. It shows a fraction of Tel Aviv, and includes a two-day visit to the Technion in Haifa. I moved around using only public transportation,highly efficient. My filmic choices have been twofold: people and spaces for people. There was so much visual richness that I wished I had a camera on my forehead, running uninterrupted. I observed people of all ages, colors and countries of origin. I sense informal freedom, seemingly anarchic, combined with high technology, which turns this complex country into a huge laboratory from which the world has much to learn from.