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A Waste of Space

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2020
  • 59 min.
  • Director(s): Noam Demsky, Ido Bahat
  • Producer(s): Noam Demsky, Ido Bahat


Osher, Michelle, and Eitan were taken out of their homes as children and transferred to foster families. Their biological families are dysfunctional and absent. The foster families are supportive and stable, but this guardianship ends at age 18. The film follows the three over the last year of foster care and the first year of independence.
The threat of the loss of familial support affects all aspects of their lives. Past trauma and dislocation erupt from time to time affecting the relationship of the three friends.

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Noam Demsky, Ido Bahat


Noam Demsky, Ido Bahat


Noam Demsky, Ido Bahat


Uri Ackerman, ‏‎boaz Yehonatan Yacov


Dave Oren, Ido Bahat

Original Music

Lauren De-paz, Yiftach Shahaf

Supporters & Broadcasters

HOT8, Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, The New Fund for Cinema and TV, Mifal Hapais

Festival Highlights

Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival, Korea, 2021

Flahertiana International documentary film Festival, Russia, 2021

Tashkent International film Festival, Uzbekistan, 2021

Docaviv, Israel, Beyond the Screen Award Nomination, 2020