A documentary by Michael Pfeifenberger
84 minutes, Hebrew, Arab, English with German subtitles
The Negev Desert not only captures visitors with its spectacular landscape, it's also a place of opposites and extremes, a home between two cultures. Nomads and tribal traditions dominate the Arabic-influenced world, while people from all corners of the globe gather in the kibbutz, forming a community which serves the state of Israel.
The answer to the question which children and young adults ask: “Who is in control of my life?” looks different in the Bedouin settlement than in the kibbutz. DESERT KIDS shows their similarities and differences and accompanies the coming of age process, which begins with the topic of love and family and ends with military service.
But both cultures are characterized by strong values, and in both worlds the young people share a feeling of confinement.
Diagonale Festival des österreichischen Films 2016, Graz
Hofer Filmtage September 2016
Biberacher Filmfestspiele November 2016
Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien November 2016
Jüdische Filmtage Munich March 2017
Festival of Tolerance Ljubljana March 2017
Plan C Filmproduktion