Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  90 minutes
Date:  2005
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Arabic; Hebrew
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Zero Degrees of Separation

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Breaks with the sensationalistic media coverage of the violence in the Middle East by documenting the everyday lives of two mixed gay Palestinian-Israeli couples.

Zero Degrees of Separation

Zero Degrees of Separation breaks with the sensationalistic media coverage of the violence in the Middle East by documenting the everyday lives of two mixed gay Palestinian-Israeli couples.

Faced with modern injustices of work visas, checkpoints, harassment and prejudices, these courageous and outspoken individuals resist attempts at oppresssion and take small steps each day to build a sense of peace, mutual respect and hope.

Drawing the past into the present, the director interweaves her own rich narrative of growing up with Zionist grandparents who were intimately involved in the founding of the state of Israel. Their archival home movies that evoke an idealized Israel of the 1950s now take on a haunting quality that summons larger questions of humanity, conflict and nationalist aspiration.

, 10-Mar-2006, India, Mumbai, International Film Festival, 03-Feb-2006, Italy, Torino, Women Film Festival "La Mo-Viola", 07-Oct-2005, Spain, Barcelona, Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones, 09-Jun-2005, USA, Columbus, International Film and Video Festival, 07-Nov-2006


Awards

Canada, Toronto, Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, 19-May-2005, France, Créteil, Festival int’l de films de Femmes

Citation

Main credits

Flanders, Elle (filmmaker)
Flanders, Elle (film producer)
Starr, Peter (film producer)

Other credits

Editor, Cathy Gulkin; cinematographer, Christopher Romeike; composer, David Wall.


Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

Israel / Palestine
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Multicultural Studies
War and Peace

Distributor subjects

War, Conflict and Peace
Developing Countries
Sexuality and Reproduction
Gays
Lesbians
Gay men
Gay couples
Interethnic dating

Keywords

; "Zero Degrees of Separation"; National Film Board of Canada; gay couple;

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