Video48 - The Mall

Video48 - The Mall

Screenings in the Jerusalem Film Festival and in The Tel Aviv Cinemateque

The ten minute film "The Mall", produced by the Video48 group (of HPH) tells the story of hundreds of illegal workers that enter Israel from the West Bank to seek a job. They live in an abandoned shopping mall, three floors underground, in the foundations of a shopping-mall whose construction was halted. They lack electricity, air, or water. Amid the choking stench, mattresses, blankets and other belongings, you find scattered on the floor, remnants of the lives of workers who try to preserve a human form even in subhuman conditions.

The film was sponsored by WHO (World Health Organization) and is a part of a compilation with three other films from Israel and Palestine. So far, the film was shown in the Jerusalem Film Festival and in the Tel Aviv Cinemateque. In these days, Video48 is working on a longer version of the film.