Dir. Nitzan Ofir and Barak Heymann (60min, Israel, 2014) Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles
Only 67 kilometers separate Lod and Tlamim, but the residents are a world apart, divided by vast national, cultural and ideological differences. Through an education and technology school program aimed at bridging gaps in Israeli society, sixth-grade students from a secular school in the impoverished city of Lod and a religious school in the settlement of Tlamim are paired as online pen pals.
Samar, an Arab girl from Lod and Linor, a Jewish settler who lived in Gush Katif, forge an instant connection online; when the two girls finally meet, their families enter into a profound and complex experience.
Barak Heymann joined the Heymann Brothers Films in 2003 and has since directed and produced many leading Israeli documentary films such as Life In Stills, The Queen Has No Crown and I Shot My Love. Heymann Brothers Films is an independent Israeli company dedicated to the release of documentaries on the social aspect of the Israeli/Jewish culture.