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Wild Bunch - TESTIMONY

Shlomi Elkabetz



Status: Completed

Director(s): Shlomi Elkabetz

Main cast: Dekel Adin, Reymond Amsalem, Roy Assaf

Short synopsis : VERSION 1 :An extraordinary investigation of the collective memory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stories of violent injustice recounted by witnesses and participants on both sides. VERSION 2: An Israeli Army officer remembers; A Palestinian remembers as well. TESTIMONY is a journey into collective memory; a voyage rooted in stories of daily life collected after the second Intifada. Memories of violence, of suffering, of humiliation. Israeli and Palestinian want to tell their stories each from their own point of view, victim or victor, without acknowledging the reality of the other. But they are a single narrative. Shlomi Elkabetz's extraordinary film connects and unites both sides.

Long synopsis : Palestinian testimonies collected after the second Intifada revealed a harsh daily life reality that, for Israelis, had always belonged to the “others” - the Palestinians, and hence, were denied. A few years later, trespassing what would be taboo until then, Israeli officers who served during the Intifada told their memories. Memories of violence, of suffering, of humiliation. The stories from both sides match. On the backdrop of local empty landscapes, an Israeli officer remembers... a Palestinian civilian remembers as well. A journey into the collective memory of Palestine and Israel takes place.


  • Dekel Adin, Reymond Amsalem, Roy Assaf, Ran Bechor, Amit Beliakov, Dikla


  • Producer(s): Sandrine Brauer, Shlomi Elkabetz
  • Director(s): Shlomi Elkabetz
  • Screenplay: Shlomi Elkabetz, Ofer Ein Gal
  • DP: David Adika
  • Editing: Joel Alexis
  • Original Music: Dikla
  • Original Title: TEMOIGNAGE
  • Genre(s): Documentary

  • Production company: ELZEVIR FILMS
  • Production date: 2011
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 79 min