At the outskirts of the Tel Aviv “bubble” a play is enacted nightly, with hundreds of work-seeking migrants and asylum seekers waiting to enter the Immigration Offices, their gateway to a better life. By midnight, hundreds of people have lined up, most of them Ukrainian. Most of them won’t get in anyway, and even the few that do will go through a procedure that doesn’t provide much chance of success. Backwards encapsulates the refugee crisis into a single night: exhausted multitudes of people patiently persisting in their effort to begin a new life—as the rest of the world sleeps.
|Running Time:||16 min.|
|Subject(s):||Human Rights, Immigration and Migration, Labor, Society|
|Language(s):||English, Hebrew, Russian|
|Producer(s):||Efrat Cohen, Hilla Shitrit|
|Production Company:||Gaudeamus Productions|