Scriptwriter and Director - Asaffa Peled
Cinematography - Eytan Harris
Editor - Sara Salomon
Sound - Itay Elohav
producers - Matar Plus - Israel
Israel, 2001, 61 min. English Subs.
An Israel Documentary Film Project Award Winner of 2001
A story about Tyohar, a young Israeli guru that was selling posters in Japan and was a famous trance DJ in Goa until one day he declared himself as the enlightened one. In the year 2000, he founded "Pacha Mama", a commune on the pacific shore of Costa Rica."Pacha Mama" reveals various aspects of the spiritual search.
תסריט ובימוי - אספה פלד
צילום - איתן חריס
עריכה - שרה סולומון
מקליט - איתי אלוהב
הפקה - מטר פלוס
ישראל, 2001, 61 דקות
זוכה בפרס פרויקט קולנוע תיעודי לשנת 2001
כמו עשרות אלפי צעירים מישראל יצא משה קסטיאל למזרח אחרי השחרור מצה"ל. ב 1996 החל את דרכו הרוחנית בעקבות הגורו אושו וקיבל את השם טיוהר. באחד הימים, תוך כדי נסיעה במונית הוא חווה על פי עדותו הארה. בשנת 2000 הקים טיוהר קומונה על חוף האוקינוס השקט בקוסטה ריקה, וסחף אחריו מאמינים מכל העולם שעזבו את הנוחות המערבית וויתרו על הצלחה חומרית ומעמד חברתי כדי לשהות במחיצתו. על רקע טבע פראי ונוף עוצר נשימה, עוקב הסרט אחרי טיוהר, מואר מזן חדש
FIPA D'OR for Best Documentary at Nice International Television Festival 1995
SILVER WOLF for Best Documentary at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 1995
SPECIAL MENTION Jerusalem International Film Festival 1994
Written & Directed by Amit Goren
Producers: Amit Goren – Eytan Harris
Camera: Eytan Harris
Editor: Tali Halter-Shenkar
Sound: Amir Boverman
Original Music: Doron Shenkar
Research: Sigal Bar-Nir
Produced on commission for Tel-Ad Channel 2
with support from the New Foundation for Cinema & Television
and the Cinema Project-the Tel Aviv Foundation for Culture & Art
Beer Sheva Prison blends so well in the surrounding desert scenery that it's easy to ignore its existence. But those familiar with life beyond its walls have called it "A Living Hell." In 1991 disciplinary measures were enforced by Prison Commander Ron Levkovitch in order to regain control of a prison effectively run by its inmates. The wards turned into a "slaughterhouse" as inmates responded by cutting themselves. The staff retaliated with tear gas and transferred dominant inmates to other prisons. Two years later Beer Sheva Prison is seemingly under control, but inside the wards inmates vent their resentment - "people here are walking Scud missiles, armed with anger and frustration." Levkovitch is about to finish his term of command and the arrival of his replacement - Shlomo Tweezer, causes tension among the prison's population. Will the inmates rebel in defiance of the new commander or will they grant him a period of grace? Tweezer, who grew up in the slums of Beer Sheva and commanded other penitentiaries is familiar with the prison's population. He believes the best way to run a prison is by creating a direct and ongoing dialogue with the inmates. What will now happen to Amnon who wants to marry and seeks a rehabilitation program after 17 years in prison? Can Patrick, locked up for 23 hours a day, be granted more freedom? Will Ben-Haim be allowed to share a cell with his father who is serving a life sentence? Beer Sheva Prison during the summer of '93. Six months inside a closed and desolate world where an hour is sometimes an eternity.
Israel 1994 | Length: 62 mins. | Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
"66 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR TOURISM"
A film by Amit Goren
"Do you know why it wasn't worth it? Because my children are torn between two worlds. I am angry, really angry, because we've created this situation!". That's how my mother summarizes 25 years in America. In 1966, when I was nine years old, my parents emigrated from Israel to New York with my two brothers and I. In our home the issue of our immigration was a constant source of conflict between our parents and we were never quite sure whether we should embrace or reject our new country. Twenty five years later my brothers and I each define our personal and national identity in strikingly different terms. While travelling between my current home in Tel Aviv and my family's home in the USA, I find myself engaged in an emotional journey that raises questions about immigration and assimilation, identity and belonging, along a trail of one family's wandering - Alexandria, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and New York.
"The Wolgin Award" for Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival 1992
"The Israeli Oscar" for Best Documentary 1992
Selected "Best Documentary" at "Das Kleine Fernsehspiel"- ZDF German Television 1992
"A treasure…A personal journey written with a sensitive and light touch, turning every
sentence into a gem."| Sueddeutsche Zeitung
"A funny, intimate study of family ties unraveled by the process of immigration…"
The London Times
"Artfully phtographed and constructed |The New York Times
"Fresh, clever and painful" |The Jerusalem Report
"A wonderful, heart warming, exceptionally sensitive film" |Yediot Achronot
Israel 1992 / 72 minutes / English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Screenplay, Production and Direction: Amit Goren
Camera: Eytan Harris
Editing: Tali Halter-Shenkar
Music: Yoav Goren
Sound Design: Ofer Webman
On-Line Editing: Adi Binyaminov
Produced on Commission for ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Commissioning Editor Hans Kutnewsky, supported by Cinema Project – Yehoshua Rabinovitch Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts, The Israeli Film Center - The Ministry of Industry and Trade, The National Council for Culture and Art – The Ministry of Education and Culture and The Ministry for Absorption of Immigration.