YIDFF 2011
International Competition
  • Apuda
  • Armadillo
  • The Collaborator and His Family
  • Day Is Done
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • The Embrace of the River
  • Images of a Lost City
  • Kantoku Shikkaku
  • Nénette
  • Nomad’s Home
  • Nostalgia for the Light
  • Position among the Stars
  • Vapor Trail (Clark)
  • What Is to Be Done?
  • The Woman with the 5 Elephants
  • The Collaborator and His Family

    USA, ISRAEL, FRANCE / 2011 / Hebrew, Arabic / Color / Video / 84 min
    Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash


    A father who has worked as a collaborator for Israel for years is forced to leave Palestine, and takes his wife and five children to live in Tel Aviv. Although he has moved there to seek Israeli protection, he is not granted official permission to reside in the country, and his family have no choice but to lead an unremittingly precarious existence. Regarded as traitors by Palestine, and cut loose by Israel, their lives are buffeted by a series of incidents in this thrilling portrait. From the directors of Garden, which featured in New Asian Currents at YIDFF 2005.

    Oct. 7 CL | Oct. 10 A6