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The Escape

The Escape

Our collective memory knows how “Holocaust movies” look like, and how they should make us feel. We remember all the speeches, ceremonies, walks for life, aerial displays, songs ... a well-designed, pre-defined memory of the holocaust surrounds us from all directions. Nevertheless, HA BRICHA 3G isn't exactly about the Holocaust; alternatively, the film depicts what is normally omitted from the pages of history – the interim period separating the Holocaust and the establishment of Israel, a time during which an unusual event took place – “Ha Bricha (The Escape)”. Eight teenagers from different backgrounds set out on a personal and fascinating adventure which follows the “Bricha Movement”. (Tal Barda)

MENI ELIAS filmt, produziert und führt seit 1992 vorwiegend für Dokumentarfilme Regie, sowohl für das israelische als auch das internationale Fernsehen, etwa für National Geographic oder BBC. Meni Elias' Filme wurden auf diversen internationalen Festivals gezeigt und gewannen zahlreiche Preise. // Filme (Auswahl): WHEN ISRAEL WENT OUT (2010, doc), FAT COWS LEAN COWS (2011, doc), HA BRICHA 3G (The Escape, 2013, doc)

Local Artists 2013

Meni Elias

Austria / Israel / Italy 2013
Digital / color
70 minutes

Meni Elias
Tor Ben Mayor
Haim Meir
Kobi Vitman


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Making of Ha Bricha 3G
Regie / Director Tal Barda
Digital / color / 12min