The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, a small Tel Aviv based NGO, works around the clock. The activists give the refugees and migrants legal advice, help them deal with government bureaucracy and promote public campaigns for their cause. They are fighting an uphill battle against both the rising xenophobia and the authorities which tend to treat the asylum seekers as criminal offenders.
Silvina Landsmann & Pierre-Olivier Bardet
Silvina Landsmann & Gil Schnaiderovich
Hebrew, English, French
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Produced with the help of
Cinema project - Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts
WinnerThe Van Leer Award for Best Documentary FilmJerusalem International Film Festival2015
One World International Film Festival , Czech Republic , 2016
Santa Barbara International Film Festival , USA , 2016
Pitigliani Kolnoa Festival , Italy , 2015
Doclisboa , Portugal , 2015
Viennale , Austria , 2015
International Images Film Festival for Women , Zimbabwe , 2015
BAFICI , Argentina , 2015
Biografilm Film Festival , Italy , 2015
Jerusalem International Film Festival , Israel , 2015
Hong Kong International Film Festival , Hong Kong , 2015
Berlin International Film Festival , Germany , Forum , 2015
Coolly executed, but intensely charged in political terms, Silvina Landsmann’s documentary Hotline is not merely revealing but downright shocking in what it conveys about Israel’s policies on outsiders. Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
Both disturbing and moving. Deutsche Welle
Landsmann offers up an insightful glimpse into a seldom-seen side of local Israeli life. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
An indictment against the Israeli politics towards refugees. A Journey into the Mind of X
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