by Anat Goren
Twelve-year-old Mussa won't speak and no one knows why. He is an African refugee living in Tel Aviv, and for the past five years he's been bussed from his troubled neighborhood to an upscale private school. Moussa's Israeli classmates are his best friends, but he chooses to communicate with them only through gestures. Despite the bond he shares with his friends and teacher, Mussa is alone; his parents struggle to make ends meet and are seldom home, leaving Mussa with his voiceless thoughts and a real fear of being deported back to Ethiopia.
Amharic, Arabic, English, Hebrew
Director: Anat Goren
Producer: Daniela Raxhminov-Sidi, Anat Goren
Production Company: Drucker & Goren media
Cinematographer: Oded Kirma
Editor: Arik Lahav Leibovitz
Soundtrack Editor: Ronen Nagel
Original Soundtrack: Avi Belleli
DIRECTOR - ANAT GOREN
Anat Goren was born on 1973 in Israel and lives in Tel Aviv. She is an anchorwoman, director and producer. Goren studied at "Koteret" school of Journalism.
HOT DOCS 2015〡JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL 2015 - HONORABLE MENTION〡FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ÉDUCATION 2015〡SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015〡FILM FEST MUNICH 2015〡PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016〡LUCAS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL 2016〡OTHER ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
"Moving... Anat Goren packs a lot into [the film], and captures many candid moments with Mussa, his family, and his many friends. Lots of tears are shed in the movie, and may spill from the viewer, too.
- Digital Journal