THE FORGOTTEN ONES

  • Michale Boganim
  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • France, Israël
  • 1h33

Israeli society is marked by a taboo. That of the systematic discrimination against Jews from Arab countries on arriving in the Promised Land, a wound that has not healed to this day.

In the 1970’s, a movement inspired by the American Black Panthers emerged in the poor Musrara neighbourhood of Jerusalem, demanding basic rights for the so-called Mizrahim, Jews from North Africa and the Middle East.

As she mourns her father, a member of this movement, Michale Boganim, a French-Israeli filmmaker, confronts her personal questions with History, setting off with her daughter to explore the past and meet several generations of Mizrahim.

The film is a road movie in the forgotten lands of Israel’s periphery and questions the notions of exile and inheritance.

Photography
  • Nathalie Durand AFC
Sound
  • Amos Greisalmmer
  • Alexandre Hecker
  • Mélissa Petitjean
Editing
  • Pierre Deschamps
Original score
  • Joachim Mimouni
Production
  • Ex Nihilo
  • Marie Balducchi
Coproduction
  • LAMA Films
  • Bonne Nouvelle
  • Studio Orlando
Partners
  • CNC - Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
  • La Région Ile-de-France en partenariat avec le CNC
  • New Fund for Cinema & Television
  • The Rabinovich Foundation for the Art
Distribution Sophie Dulac Distribution
International seller Réservoir Docs
Festivals Venice Days 2021 ((GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI)