Guide” by Israeli filmmaker Amos Geva, had its US premier Monday June 21st at the Palm Springs International Shortfest and won the student award. The short documentary (26
min) gives a look
at the life and work of Nirit Ben Joseph, an Israeli immigrant in Germany who
gives ‘Holocaust’ tours at key historical sites. Moving to Berlin at the age of 25 for the love of a German partner,
Nirit has since become an inseparable part of this city where shadows of The Holocaust still exist. Nirit’s complex background gives a unique perspective on religion, nationality and tradition as she works as a historical tour guide of the city. The film delves into these subjects in the crux of today’s intercultural world.
by Tel Aviv University and the German film academy in Berlin (DFFB), this is
Geva’s first short to be screened in the US, which was sold to German
broadcaster RBB earlier this year. Following a successful festival tour in
Canada, Europe and Israel, they expect to find digital distribution in North
America. Director-Producer Geva is planning for university screenings
throughout the US.
was born in Israel, but spent his childhood years in Leeds, England. This move has pushed Geva to explore his own intercultural identity and what it means in today’s world. He has also been chosen for the exclusive French/German producer’s
network, called the Atelier Ludwigsburg (Paris). This summer Geva is
producing a new narrative short in Germany that will already be broadcasted by
the end of 2015.
information on the Palm Springs screening: