In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making beautiful music- a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian vodou beats, and turns out thousands of fans each time it plays. This film offers a deeper understanding into the survival of Haitian culture and Septentrional through the country’s turbulent history.
This is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah (“Strength” in Hebrew) was founded in 1909, in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which most Austrian sports clubs adopted forbidding the acceptance of Jewish athletes as their members.
Ten years after his first Wadi, Amos Gitai takes up again the tale of the inhabitants of Wadi Rushmia. The former protagonists are still there. Their living conditions have deteriorated and new Russian immigrants have arrived and settled. The circumstances and individual stories reflect the political and social situation of the region, which has deteriorated.
Twenty years after his first “Wadi,” Amos Gitai returns for the third time to Wadi Rushmia. The site has been almost entirely destroyed by real-estate developers. Yussuf and his wife, guardians of the place and of its history, still live there… ‘Wadi Grand Canyon’ is composed of three films shot in 1981, 1991 and 2001 on the Wadi Rushmia site.
Shot in high definition from a helicopter-mounted camera, this documentary recounts Greek mythology, legend, history and archaeology from above. A voyage of past and present, of the mainland and the islands: Delphi, Mount Olympus, Athens, Thessaloniki, the Peloponese, Ithaka, Santorini and Crete
Eighteen years after “House,” Amos Gitai returns to the setting of his first film to observe the changes in the new residents as well as in the neighbourhood. The filmmaker works like an archaeologist, revealing, under multiple layers, a complex labyrinth of destinies.