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THE INHABITANTS OF THE RAYA VALLEY
ANTOINE GOLDET (AMOK FILMS),
JUSTINE HENOCHSBERG ET JULIE GUESNON AMARANTE (LES BATELIÈRES)
Paris-born filmmaker Antoine Goldet studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London before earning a master's degree in video journalism at Columbia University in New York. He worked as an investigative journalist in the United States the Center for Investigative Journalism and directed his first short documentary in Cuba for the Miami Herald, Upon returning to Paris in 2016, he founded his own production company, Amok Films, with director Dea Gjinovci. Antoine now co-directs two feature-length creative documentaries, Sisters Acts and Vis-à-Vis.
From opposite hilltops planted with olive trees, two communities face each other. On one side, a Palestinian village; on the other, an Orthodox Israeli settlement. Although only a 500 meters-long valley separates these two communities, their inhabitants have never met in over 40 years. Mutual fear and distrust prevail, giving way to two conflicting realities. Vis-à-vis incarnates these two realities through the cameras of both the Israeli and Palestinian residents of the valley, aged 14 to 82, while showing the conflict over land from two complementary points of view.