Sderot, Last Exit

Director: Osvalde Lewat
Country: Cameroon, France and Belgium
Year: 2011
Running Time: 89 min.
Language: Arabic, English, French and Hebrew


The film school of Sderot, located in the south of Israel 2 km from the Gaza border, is a microcosm of daily life in the country. Jews, Muslims, Christians, Palestinians, Israelis, left-wing radicals and nationalists share classrooms but rarely opinions. Here, cinema isn’t just an artistic pursuit. It is a nakedly political act. This film school is a sociological laboratory, confronting complex paradoxical ideologies and political positioning. It is a place of cultural geopolitics, intent on redefining perceived boundaries.