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Pana Ha'Geshem

The Rain is Gone

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Holot is a detention center in the Israeli desert near the Egyptian border. It houses asylum-seekers from Eritrea and Sudan who can’t be sent back to their own countries, but who have no prospects in Israel either thanks to the country’s policies. Theater director Chen Alon and filmmaker Avi Mograbi decide to initiate a theater workshop with these people in the most precarious of situations.
The structured-improvisatory composition Pana Ha'Geshem was devised by Noam Enbar and performed in collaboration with the workshop participants. It takes a popular Israeli agricultural song, associated with the kibbutz movement, turning it into an expressive polyphonic chant.
The single-channel video installation was created in the framework of the documentary film Between Fences (2016) by Avi Mograbi & Chen Alon, which was presented in the Berlinale Forum in 2016.

Noam Enbar

Israel / France 2016


17 min · Colour · 1-Kanal-Videoinstallation


Awet Asheber
Dawit Tsegai
Nouraldin Musa
Liat Boltsman
Liat Shabtai
Goytom Brahne
Yonatan Yohanns Estifanos
Ybrah Menan
Liat Shabtai
Shaharit Yerushalmi


Noam Enbar
Director of Photography
Philippe Bellaiche
Noam Enbar
Noam Enbar
Tully Chen
Avi Mograbi, Serge Lalou


Noam Enbar

Noam Enbar, born in 1978 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, is a singer, composer, and performer. He is the founder of the radical post-rock band Habiluim and the klezmer-anarcho-punk ensemble Oy Division. He has written music for a number of films, theater, and dance pieces. In 2015, he founded his own ensemble, The Great Gehenna Choir, which performs his original music. Since 2012, Enbar teaches composition and choir classes at the Musrara School of Art, Jerusalem.


2016 Pana Ha'Geshem (The Rain is Gone)

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Les Films d'Ici
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Les Films d'Ici
Paris, France
+33 1 44522323