On the corner of Dizengoff and Arlozorov, in the heart of Tel Aviv, stands Farag which was once THE most glorious photo shop and which remains, in our collective memory, as the epitome of wedding and family photos. Kobi Farag, a member of the youngest generation of the Farag family, set out to discover the family’s history.
A Film by: Kobi Farag
(Israel, 2016, 77 min, Hebrew, English subtitles).
Tel Aviv, on the corner of Dizengoff and Arlozorov. Every day many Israelis walk by the photo shop that was once glorious and remains engraved in the collective memory as the epitome of family and wedding photos, but few know the story behind it.
Member of the youngest generation of the Farag family, director Kobi Farag went on a journey to discover the family history. By digging in the private archives, he peeled layer by layer to reveal the story of ten brothers and sisters who immigrated from Bagdad in the fifthties and climbed the ladder of success from their lives in the transition camp to a luxurious home. In his own way, he tries to solve the riddle of the painful disintegration of the family that drifted apart.
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• Jerusalem IFF 2016 - Official Selection
• Nominated for Best Documentary at the Israeli Academy Awards 2016
• UK JFF 2017
• Geneva JFF 2017
• Vancouver JCC 2017