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Men on the Edge

Directed by: Macabit Abramson, Avner Faingulernt
92 Minutes, 2005

On the border between Gaza and Israel lies an isolated and abandoned beach where, against all odds, Israeli and Palestinian fishermen lived and fished together from 1999 to 2003. The Palestinians were teaching the Israelis ancient fishing techniques transmitted from one generation to the next. The Israelis, by their presence, were enabling the Palestinians to continue to fish in Israeli waters.

The film documents these four crucial years in the lives of this eclectic group of men from warring cultures, who are brought together by their shared work and the natural threats they face each day in the open sea. We observe these men as we enter a journey into the masculine soul, exploring the relationships of strength, domination, tradition, and pride. Ultimately it is not the harshness of nature that is the greatest obstacle to their work, but the pressures of politics and the fighting surrounding their enclave.


Directors: Macabit Abramson, Avner Faingulernt

Producer: Avner Faingulernt

Producer: Macabit Abramson

Cinematographer: Avner Faingulernt

Editor: Lev Goltser

Writer: Avner Faingulernt

Writer: Macabit Abramson

Original music: Yansimiliar