Filmmaker Danae Elon began to film her three young sons the moment she and her partner, Philip, decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem. The decision was prompted by the death of her father, leading Israeli intellectual and writer Amos Elon. It was his dying wish that Danae not return, but her attachment to the place she always called home was stronger. Danae’s camera captures her three young boys growing up, asking endless questions and confronting the reality around them. The place she once saw as home challenges her relationship with her partner and the future of her kids. It is through the prism of parenthood, children, and a family that the story of this film exposes a deep, complex, and painful portrait of Jerusalem today.
Sponsored by Liz Canner