|Jews' ghosts live In Muranow neighborhood in Warsaw. At night, they shake off the dust and ashes that cover them and start wonder the streets that used to belong to them before the Second World War during which the neighborhood turned into the biggest ghetto in history. The neighborhood was ruined as a result of Germans' bombarding and thousands of Jews were buried underneath the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto. Their bodies, as well as the ruins of the buildings, were never removed. The remains of life served as raw materials for the building of the new neighborhood built on the ruins. The new neighborhood has the same name as the old one: "Muranow". The streets of the new neighborhood bear the names of the streets prior to the devastation, but other than that, there is total disconnection between past and present. The distance between the physical, spacious and green appearance and the human tragedy hidden under the ground is almost endless. Perhaps this is the reason why the ghosts go out at night, to reclaim what used to be theirs in the past. Some of the Polish residents of Muranow claim they have met the ghosts. Others think that the ghosts are only a metaphor for the implications of the lives, culture and memory that were buried.
Directed By Chen Shelach
Produced by Micha Livne
Release Year: 2021
Running time: 70 min
Production Country: israel
Shooting Format: 4k
Screening Formats: dcp
Spoken Language: hebrew, polish, english
Subtitles: english, hebrew
Director, Editor, Script writer
Graduate of the School of Television Professions – GivatHaviva Professional Filmography 2017 – One of the writers and content editor of "Cover Story" – the story of Israeli "Mossad" 2016 – Scriptwriter and director of "Pig in the Holy Land" – the story of the pork industry in Israel
A producer, photographer, editor, and director for national television channels and private productions. Graduated from the School of Performing Arts and Cinema - "Beit Zvi".Teaches documentary filmmaking at the Oranim Academic College of Education and the Kibbutzim Seminary. Facilitator and instructor of IDOCU personal cinema workshops aimed at empowerment and change.
Art directors & Animation
Designer, illustrator and animator for about 20 years. Now freelancer, He was a senior art director at Shortcut Post Production and a designer at The DED Associates, England. He holds a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design - Academy WIZO Haifa Israel, and a M.A degree in Visual Communication & Media - Utrecht School of the Arts, Holland.
Original music composer
Itamar was born and raised in the Jezreel Valley, studied music at the Jezreel Valley Music Studio and in the music department of Carmel Zevulun High School. He is a bachelor's degree at Echo College in collaboration with Kiryat Ono College Since 2018.
Sound Designer and Musician. Member of the Israeli music band 'Giraffes' (93-07) .Lecturer: Tel Aviv University and Minshar School of Art. Education: Piano Studies (87), Philosophy Tel Aviv University (98), Sound Design "Hed" College (99) Sound editor (Selection): 'Individual Stealth' (10), 'Jellyfish' (07), 'Beaufort' (07), 'Someone to Run With' (06) , As well as TV series W The Switch, 'Saturdays and Holidays', 'The Bourgeois' and more.
Katarzyna Iskra – born and raised in the Polish mountains. She has graduated in psychology and Hebrew Studies at Warsaw University. She took her first steps in directing at The Steve Tisch Film and Television School at Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of Gdynia Film School.