People Asleep and the Water as Well

  • Israel
  • Short Documentary
  • 2023
  • 21 min.
  • Director(s): Rotem Elkayam
  • Producer(s): Jihane Tahiri, Gali Luzon

Synopsis

Lahcen, a gravedigger in the Jewish cemetery in the heart of Marrakech, is a Muslim who has lived with Jews since childhood. In the middle of a chaotic and colorful city the cemetery remains quiet and white. Until the day he dies, Lahcen will continue to open the house of the dead to Jews from around the world. Throughout his life he meets Jews that cry about a culture that once ruled Marrakech but is now underground.
Part of the REMEMBERING MARRAKECH feature documentary.

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Credits

Director(s)

Rotem Elkayam

Producer(s)

Jihane Tahiri, Gali Luzon

Co-Producer(s)

Sapir College, Gesher Multicultural Fund, israël & Connect Institute, Morocco

Script

Rotem Elkayam, Maryem Bouzzit

Cinematography

Eliran Damri

Editor

Rotem Elkayam, Alex Nodelman

Original Language

Arabic, French

Subtitles

English, Hebrew, French

Sound Designer

Shahaf Wagshall

Sound Recording

Ghita Sarhani

Sound Editing

Lior Waitzman

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Best Short Documentary
    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
    2023

Cinema South Festival , Israeli , 2022

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