IN THE THIRD PERSON |
The personal journey of Arthur Yakobov, an Israeli-Bukhari artist and painter, into the depths of his own family, a family from which he was expelled as a little child and never got to know. In an attempt to piece together the shreds of painful memories, Arthur exposes his family – a Bukhari immigrant family, conflicted and divided, that preserves the dynamics of violence, jealousy, and cruelty between its men, women and children as they struggle and fail to adjust to Israeli life. Out of a desire to reassemble the missing memory of his family, the reality that’s revealed works in direct opposition to this desire, disassembling the idea of “the family” so essential and central to Jewish tradition.
The Festival Judges
- Haifa Int. Film Festival, 2010
- DocAviv Film Festival (Galil), Israel , 2010
- Epos Film Festival, Israel 2010
Dear Mr. Waldman
In the Third Person