Rock In The Red Zone

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Release Date: 12 Nov, 2015

Running Time: 1hr 27min

Rating: NR

Director: Laura Bialis

Producer: Laura Bialis

Writer: Laura Bialis

Cast: Avi Vaknin, Robby Elmaliah, Hagit Yaso, Micha Biton, Kobi Oz, Haim Uliel

Synopsis: On the edge of Israel’s Negev Desert lies Sderot, a city of factory workers and rock musicians – the children of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East.  These families came to Israel with a dream of freedom, yet they encountered discrimination by the Israeli establishment when they arrived.  Today, despite being pummeled for years by homemade missiles, the people of Sderot persevere.  In raucous Moroccan celebrations, they embrace newcomers.  In quiet family dinners, they voice their dreams. And in underground bomb shelters, they create music – a unique Sderot sound that has transformed Israeli music by injecting Middle Eastern influences into traditional Western beats.  Into this intense cauldron of art, sand, and bloodshed comes an American woman with a camera.  Searching for a story about music, filmmaker, Laura Bialis, encounters a creative community that captivates her, leads her to love, and changes the course of her life. Featuring stunning cinéma vérité footage, Rock in the Red Zone is raw and heartbreaking.  Yet in the end, the film also inspires hope.  Through music, it demonstrates the power of artistic creation to transcend even the most challenging circumstances.  It also reminds us that sometimes in the least expected places, we can find magic.