In The Desert - A Documentary Diptych /
In The Desert - A Documentary Diptych
'Omar’s Dream' and 'Avidan’s Dream' are two films that portray daily realities of shepherds in South Mount Hebron. One is about a Palestinian family; the other is about Jewish family. Both live close to each other in an area of the West Bank that is governed by the Palestinian Authority, but controlled by the Israeli Army. Omar Abu Haram brings his two wives Gozlan and Miriam from their comfortable house in Yata to live in a tent in the desert and herd his sheep like his ancestors. Avidan Ophir builds a farm near the place where he was born, Susiya, and wants to have his flock spread all over the hills like in Biblical times. Life in the desert is merciless, the politics are brutal, but both of them find that the main drama is inside themselves and their families.