In the desert

HD | One channel | Sound | 17:28 | II concrete blocks 30 x 110 cm | 2009

In the desert landscape between Ofakim and Beer Sheva, a truck with drilling equipment arrives, noisily digs two vertical piers in the ground, and departs. A cypress tree and palm tree are buried in their entirety in these two vertical piers. It is the exact opposite of what one would expect for a place so gravely in need for preservation and development. The desert and its oasis are raped, being helpless against the drilling and the dumping of two concrete blocks that signify the ultimate symbol of modernism.


Written and Directed by : Yosef Joseph Dadoune

Cinematography : Patrick Doberenz Editor : Ofir Raul Graizer Camera assistant : Moran weissfisch Rough Cut : Guy Levi

Sound : Yohanan Brauschvig Boom Man : Nimrod Shalom Sound Designer : Dror Shiman Colorist : Dima Lidhov

Producer : Dalit Arnold Production Manager : Anna Somershaf Work Manager : Eyal Assuline

Production of "In the desert" project                  

With the support of :                  Sapir College, Sderot Israel Lottery Council for the Arts

Thanks to :

Municipality of Ofakim :

Jaques Ouzan   Sapir College, Sderot :

Avner Fainguelernt  Alon Gayer Hagar Saad-Shalom 

Special thanks to :

Estee Dinur Keren Erez Asif Drorit Gur Arie Judith Guetta

In the desert
In the desert