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Locked Down

Year
2013
Country
Israel
Duration
56’
Director
Liat Mer

A rare look at the interactions between inmates and wardens over a period of two years, the Neve Tirza prison for women in central Israel is the setting for a story seen through the eyes of three women: one Jewish, one Muslim and one Christian. Ethnic diversity is explored within the confines of tiny prison cells. These women are locked down and shut out from society – and from themselves. Strong and yet vulnerable, the relationship between the prisoners and the staff, and between the women themselves, is a mixture of collective distrust and mutual respect.

Production
Single Light Productions, Anat Kendal, P.O.Box 7153, Jerusalem, Israel, ++972-2-6724256, cara@ruthfilms.com, www.ruthfilms.com
Sales
Ruth Diskin Films Ltd., Cara Saposnik, P.O.Box 7153, Jerusalem, Israel, ++972-2-6724256, cara@ruthfilms.com, www.ruthfilms.com
Director
Liat Mer

Liat Mer is a documentary filmmaker and script writer. She studied Fine Arts at Tel-Aviv University, and graduated with an MFA. In 2003 she became a director at Channel 8 in Israel. For two and a half years, Liat Mer filmed a group of Hassidic boys for the movie Kinderlach (2007).  She was the creator and director of the documentary film Neve Tirza – the only women’s prison in Israel, supported by Channel 8 Noga communications, the Makor foundation and the Mifal Hapais foundation.

Filmography

Kinderlach (2007), Career Epidemic of the 21st Century (2008), Neve Tirza – the Only Women’s Prison in Israel (2011), Locked Down (2013)

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