Ciambra
11 December 2017

GOOD TIMES

original title:

GOOD TIMES

production:

Gotandafilm

country:

Italy

year:

2004

film run:

31'

format:

Mini DV - colour

aspect ratio:

4/3

sound:

Stereo

status:

Ready (16/03/2005)

festival & awards:

Abu Dis is an Arab village in the shadow of Jerusalem's Mountain of Olives. Following the start of the second Palestinian Intifada, the Israeli government decided to build a 2-meter high wall right through the middle of the village, dividing it into two sides. Many villagers found themselves living in one half of the town, while their shop or business was in the other. Today, a year and a half later, suicide attacks unfortunately continue regardless, but the wall is still there. We followed the day-to-day life that surrounds the wall through three main characters: Isaac, a young Palestinian coffee vendor; Neta, an Israeli activist for Machsomwatch (Checkpoint Watch); and Yousef, the owner of a gas station.