Israel, a country of refugees. Levinsky Park, a community of refugees divided.
No country has been more historically indebted to refugees than Israel. Yet, in the Levinsky Park neighborhood of Tel Aviv, a community of sub-Saharan African refugees seeking freedom in a strange new world has created a vexing clash between two cultures, each seeking to retain its own identity.
Returning to Cinequest, director Beth Kruvant (Heart of Stone, 2009), provocatively journeys into the lives of the denizens of Levinsky Park, incisively capturing the mixed feelings of resentment, apprehension, and acceptance of the established Jewish community along with the exhilaration and anxiety of the new kids on the block. Levinsky Park presents a fascinating and nuanced portrait of the myriad complexities and repercussions of one of the defining global controversies of our time, refugee migration. – Sandy Wolf
Preceded by the short film: Shame; dir. Paul Hunter; USA; 24 min
Presented In Honor Of Jim Boyce