Previous travelogues

  • Last voyage journal – Israel

    Landing in Israel continues the momentum of my journey. Even a week later I’m still engaged in all that had happened, and the implications of the journey on the film and my life. It has been a wonderful voyage and the company of Harry was significant and exciting. Throughout the trip I met interesting people and visited beautiful places. All those people, almost without exception, shared with me their life story and gave a fascinating personal expression on the meaning of home for them.

    Learn More
  • Journal voyage 8 –Amsterdam

    Our journey continues in Austria’s capital Vienna. Miriam, Harry’s eldest daughter lives here in a small well maintained apartment with Stephan, her Austrian boyfriend. Miriam works as a nanny for children for some Jewish family in town. She feels at home here in Vienna and yet her heart and eyes looking eastward as well. Through Miriam we meet a pair of artists, She is an Israeli from Jerusalem; he is a Palestinians from Ramallah. Together, they raise their one year and a half baby.

    Learn More
  • Journal voyage 7 – Southern Germany and Austria

    Harry and I are travelling in the beautiful area of south of Germany, we take much pleasure looking at the view through the windows of our rented car. Usually Harry is behind the steering wheel and I’m filming the scenery. Driving through the “black forest” causes a kind of spiritual feelings. At his parents’ house, in the little town of “Shinegrun” in Baden Württenberg province, that has about 1,000 inhabitants, we stop for two days. I get to

    Learn More
  • Journal voyage 6 – Germany day 1

    Our voyage in Germany starts in a little town of the province of Bavaria. In the car, we rented at the Frankfurt airport, I read to Harry short paragraphs from Amos Eilon book: “German Requiem”, the story of the Jews in Germany from 1743 till 1933. This era has been a sort of the “Golden age” for German Jews. From their point of view most Jews had tried everything to be part of the German society and culture; in return they were generally rejected as an ethnic group. The

    Learn More
  • Voyage Journal 5-Harish

    The town of Harish is about to change its face. Harish is a live and kicking example, that enable us to look at the essence of the battle taking place over the private home, that eventually has a wide range of implications to the form and the content of the greater home namely our homeland.

    Learn More
  • Voyage Journal 4 ?Home & Diaspora

    The last few weeks we have witnessed the awakening of many Israelis. The common cry is changing the existing order of thing. Many people join together for discussion and cooperation. At the eve of “Tue b’Av, a random group of people gather at the Kiryat Tivon tent compound. They read from the book of “Eicha” and talk about homeland and Diaspora. The question being raised along the discussion, Is Diaspora a punishment for the Jew?

    Learn More
  • Voyage Journal 3-Protester testimony

    For the last 12 years I’ve been working on a long documentary film that is very precious to me. “Where is home” deals with the relation between our private home and homeland in its various implications. In an exciting coincident to my voyage, All over Israel, young passionate citizens set tents to protest against the cost of living in Israel. Thus without my intention I have started my journey here. Every day I go out, film the protest and talk to people behind it.

    Learn More
  • Voyage Journal 2-Harry

    Harry Finkbeiner, a Christian German, came to Israel over thirty years ago and decided to bind his fate to the Jewish people in Israel. He is one of some young Germans who came during the decades to Israel in order to atone for the sins of their parents’ generation during WW2. Harry is a holistic naturopath mainly works with gentle chiropractic and lives in Kibbutz Harduf in the lower Galilee. Here he met a beautiful Jewish woman named Hannah and married her. Harry and I met for the

    Learn More
  • Voyage Journal 1-Diaspora

    Where is my home? Why have I never had a permanent home? Since childhood I’ve always found myself on the move, never in one home for more than a few years. Is it in my genes to be the Wandering Jew? I was born in Israel. At the age of 5 I had to leave my home due to my mother’s health condition, a holocaust survivor from Hungary. She hospitalized in a mental institution for a year and I was put with some remote cousins away from home. Since then I never felt that same feeling of “a

    Learn More

Send a message :