Diaspora (7 dagen)

Hans Fels, Eitan Wetzler Short documentary - 2002 - 56 min.

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Eitan Wetzler's father fled from Nazi Germany to Israel; Eitan grew up with the idea that Israel was the safest place on earth for a Jew. Now, the country is torn apart by the second Palestinian intifada and the number of Jews is growing that return to the Europe of their fathers and grandfathers; to Poland, to Hungary - and to Germany. Co-director Eitan Wetzler interviews people involved on the basis of quotations from a book by Philip Roth, Operation Shylock, in which 'diasporism' - the return to the former Diaspora - is described as an alternative to Zionism. Israel was built on the fear for another holocaust, but some claim that meanwhile it has become the most probable place for it. Street scenes with soldiers and destruction accentuate the everyday menace; Eitan and his parents, too, have narrowly escaped bomb attacks.

Credits

Producer(s) Maartje van der Sande
Director of Photography Hans Fels
Editing
Sound on Set
Robert Poss
Mark Witte
Yaron Tzachi
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands