Us, Them, and Me

(NEY: Nosotros, ellos, yo )
Nicolás Avruj | Documentary

2015 | 84 minutes | Argentina

Led by insatiable curiosity, Nicolás Avruj's family vacation to Tel Aviv transforms into a months long journey into Gaza and the West Bank. With only his camera as company, he became a guest in the homes of both Palestinians and Israelis, immersing himself in their daily lives eithout prejudice.

Synopsis

Us, Them, and Me provides a vivid firsthand account of Nicholas Avruj's 2000 journey to Israel. Originally intended as a family vacation to Tel Aviv, Avruj's insatiable curiosity led him to venture further, crossing into Gaza and the West Bank. With only his camera as company, he became a guest in the homes of both Palestinians and Israelis, immersing himself in their daily lives for months on end.

Today, the film serves as a poignant testament to the power of storytelling and the potential for empathy to bridge even the most profound divides. Us, Them, and Me is essential viewing to understand better the current conflict.

Reviews

"A valuable proposal both for the honesty and nobility of the director, who is also protagonist, and for the power of the heartbreaking images of the movie." - Diego Batlle, La Nación

"Avruj looks and does not judge, he observes carefully and decides not to point an accusing finger. He observes and never underlines the horror." - Hugo F. Sánchez, Tiempo Argentino

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Main credits

Avruj, Nicolás (film director)
Avruj, Nicolás (screenwriter)
Avruj, Nicolás (film producer)
Lerman, Diego (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Nicolás Avruj; editing, Andrea Kleinman; music, Simja Dujov.


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Festivals

São Paulo International Film Festival; The Argentine Film Critics Association, Silver Condor Awards - Best Documentary Nominee; Sur Awards - Best Documentary Nominee, Best Editing Nominee; Lateinamerikanische Tage Leipzig; Havana Film Festival; Latin Arab Film Festival - Special Mention; Festival de cine de Tandil - Best Feature Film

DIRECTOR: Nicolás Avruj

NATIONALITY: Argentina

YEAR: 2015

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: Spanish; English; Arabic; Hebrew

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult

SUBTITLE/CC: AVAILABLE

AUDIO DESCRIPTION: NOT AVAILABLE

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