Israeli Documentary Film Chosen for Festival in Afghanistan

'White Night,’ directed by Irit Gal, follows Palestinian women who are forced to infiltrate the separation fence to reach their cleaning jobs in Israel.

The Israeli film "White Night," is slated to be screened at a film festival in Afghanistan next month. The creators of the documentary, which premiered at last year’s Docaviv Film Festival, were recently informed that the film had been chosen for the second Autumn Human Rights Film Festival in Kabul. The six-day festival, which features films that focus on human rights, opens on October 5.

“White Night,” directed by Irit Gal, follows the challenging journey of Palestinian women who are forced to infiltrate the separation fence to reach their cleaning jobs in Israel. The journey requires them to avoid dangerous encounters with soldiers but also forces them to violate the taboo in Arab society against women going out alone at night. The film was produced by Nurit Kedar and Mosh Danon.

The festival’s website states that the event “is a platform to share the works of filmmakers and artists who have unfortunately been marginalized by the authority [sic].  It will present stories of lives affected by war, discrimination and injustice. These stories are of people who have resisted oppression and fought against violence to create a more humane world.”