Zero Degrees of Separation

Zero Degrees of Separation


                                Zero Degrees of Separation
| 1 h 29 min
campus

This feature documentary breaks with the sensationalistic media coverage of the Middle East by documenting the everyday lives of same-sex Palestinian-Israeli couples. Faced with the modern injustices of work visas, checkpoints, harassment and prejudices, these brave individuals resist oppression and take small steps each day to build a sense of peace, mutual respect and hope. Filmmaker Elle Flanders draws on her own story of growing up with Zionist grandparents who were intimately involved in the founding of the state of Israel. Their haunting archival home movies evoke an idealized Israel of the 1950s and summon larger questions about humanity, conflict and nationalist aspiration.

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Credits
  • director
    Elle Flanders
  • editor
    Cathy Gulkin
  • visual design
    Cynthia Madansky
  • cinematographer
    Christopher Romeike
  • composer
    David Wall
  • producer
    Elle Flanders
    Peter Starr
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • associate producer
    Tamara Romanchuk
    Dara Gellman
  • location sound
    Tully Chen
  • sound design
    Jane Tattersall
    Kathy Choi
    Jean Bot
  • editorial consultant
    Cynthia Madansky
  • dialogue editing
    Yuval Saglv
  • additional editing
    Yuval Saglv
  • post-production on-line
    Andrew Mandziuk
  • title design
    Cynthia Madansky
    Geoffrey Pugen
  • script editor
    Judith Flanders
  • additional camera
    Cala Levin
    Elle Flanders
  • photo stills
    Tamara Moyez
  • assistant editor
    Tanyss Obonsawin
    Paula Kaston
  • mixing studio
    Casablanca Magnetic North
  • re-recording
    Dino Pigat
  • assistant
    Jocelyne Tremblay
  • website design
    Stephanie Marshall
  • production accountant
    Nancy Gomes
  • legal services
    Kate Henderson
    Michael Levine
    Tara Leigh Parker
  • production coordinator
    Anousheh Showleh
  • translator
    Dorit Abramovitch
    Asher Al Koby
    Ayeda Ayed
    Smadar Carmon
    Tariq Ibrahime
    Hannan Kashou
    Hanadi Loubani
    Taghreed Meqdadi
    Eran Tzin
    Mirav Tzin