Muhi - Generally Temporary

Screenings

2018 Season
Amsterdam, London, New York

Muhi, a young boy from Gaza, has been trapped in an Israeli hospital for over eight years. Rushed there in his infancy with a life-threatening immune disorder, he and his doting grandfather, Abu Naim, are caught in an immigration limbo and only permitted to reside within the constraints of the hospital walls. Made by two filmmakers from Jerusalem, this documentary lays out the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in human terms, documenting the impact these paradoxical circumstances have on individual lives.

Filmmaker(s): 
Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander and Tamir Elterman
Year: 
2017
87m
Language(s): 
Arabic, Hebrew
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Rina Castelnuovo
Director

Rina Castelnuovo, Award winning Israeli photographer, and contract photographer for The New York Times Jerusalem for 23 years. Rina studied arts at the Academia de Belle Arti in Rome. Over 3 decades has been photographing war, peace and crisis in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, including the 1st & 2nd "Intifadas", Lebanon and Gaza wars and assassination of Prime Minister Rabin among others. Her work has been featured in many publications and worldwide exhibitions.

Tamir Elterman
Director

Tamir Elterman is an American documentarian and video journalist. He is a video contributor to The New York Times Jerusalem covering conflict, religion, & culture. In 2014, he directed a documentary about East African asylum seekers for Al Jazeera America. In 2012, he directed a documentary about monopolies and wealth distribution for Univision. He is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters of Science in broadcast journalism.

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