Sidewalk

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2007
  • 57 min.
  • Director(s): Duki Dror
  • Producer(s): Yael Shavit, Roni Izhak

Synopsis

A documentary poem interweaving seven parallel stories of children on their way to school and back, Sidewalk offers a glimpse into the rare moments of true independence afforded to these young schoolchildren. Along the way we witness the playful, the stressful, the cruel, the magical and the thrilling moments of this daily journey, which become a lucid voyage into the very heart of childhood.

A meditation on children’s consciousness and the rite of passage between childhood and adulthood that passes in the blink of the eye, Sidewalk challenges us to grapple with questions of how we become who we are today and how any of us managed to survive the very real tribulations of childhood.

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Credits

Director(s)

Duki Dror

Producer(s)

Yael Shavit, Roni Izhak

Script

Galia Engelmayer Dror

Cinematography

Philippe Bellaiche

Editor

Hadara Oren

Original Music

Haim Frank Ilfman

Original Language

Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish

Subtitles

English

Reviews

  • "An intimate and enchanting film that peels the years off the grown-up viewer."
    YNET
  • "A heart-rending collage of an innocent and vulnerable childhood loaded with dreams and fears ... superb!"
    Makor Rishon

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