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Dirty Business

Directed by: Vadim Dumesh
15 Minutes, 2015, Documentary

Short documentary ‘Dirty Business’ follows the traditional coal industry scattered around Israel and the West Bank, and sheds light on economic relations between the two sides.

“Given the situation between Israel and Palestine as we know it, it is hard to imagine how much the two territories rely on each other economically. Vadim Dumesh’s film focuses on this exact angle, more specifically on the trade in citrus trees for making charcoal in the Jenin region. A well-researched and essential work.” – Visions Du Reel


Director: Vadim Dumesh

Producer: Vadim Dumesh

Written By: Tamara Erde

Written by: Vadim Dumesh

Distributor: Vadim Dumesh


Visions Du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland 

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel

Latvian National Film Competition Lielais Kristaps 

FIFE - Environmental International Film Festival, Paris, France

Planete Honette, Cadenet, France 

CinemAmbiente, Turino, Italy 

CineDOC-Tbilisi, Georgia

Other Israel, New York, USA 

MedFilm, Mediterranean Film Festival, Rome, Italy

One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festiva, Bucharest, Romania

Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil

Mediterranean Film Festival, Siroki Bereg, Bosnia i Hercegovina

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Innsbruck, Austria

Srem Film Fest-4th International Festival of Documentary Tourism and Ecology, Serbia

Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary, Bozcaada, Turkey