3 Parts for Today, 2007, 13 minutes

Subtitled "The Refusenik," "The Zealot," and "The Father," this video takes us on a journey where Germans, Turks, Israelis, Palestinians, fathers, grandmothers, daughters, and animals are together for 13 minutes.

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9 minutes of Kaunaus, 2007, 6 minutes

Inside a Lithuanian synagogue, young Domas Darguzs regales the filmmaker with a whispered, wide-eyed account of mythical events, while the film cross-cuts to images of a goat farm. Kid brother of a Isreali soldier, Domas’ stories are part fantasy, part hopeful ruminations of a courageous, young mind interrupted only by an impatient adult.

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Litau, (still image) 2007, 7 minutes

Litau, 2007, 7 minutes

A tapestry of images and sounds. Tango dancing. A conversation about heaven and hell, with illustrations. Horses nuzzle. A woman reclines. Silent soccer. Street entertainers play classical music. Travel is mysterious and sometimes fraught.

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Recitation, 2007, 2 minutes 

The Grandmother recites the Mourners' Kaddish over her granddaughter.

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Show & Tell in the land of Milk & Honey, 2007,  13 minutes

In this piece Dani Restack recounts to camera her experiences of living and working in Israel, the fabled land of milk and honey of childhood lessons. With time spent in a metal factory and a battery farm for chickens, her harrowing tale includes stories of sexual harassment and sick birds. Against this background, there are idyllic images of bees and flowers, cows and calves, intimate caresses, dead birds. Every thing is worthy of Dani's gaze, and is transformed by the encounter, becoming more human or sacred, and we are closer to the pain and beauty of being alive.

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