DESCRIPTION OF A MEMORY
 
     
 
     
Directors: Dan and Noit Geva
Category: Creative Documentary / Society & Ethnology
Production: Israel 2012
Language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: English
Length: 51/ 71 minutes. HD. 
   
Synopsis:
 
Noise creatively dramatizes the story of a documentarist who suffers from hyper-acoustic sensitivity, which makes his life in Tel Aviv, one of the noisiest urban locations on earth, a living hell.
Tormented by the belief that they live in an incredibly noisy society, the award-winning couple of Israeli filmmakers resolves to investigate the issue: they install cameras in their house to capture sources of this formidable sonic mass that invades their daily lives.
Noise is a reviving acknowledgement of the Griersonian tradition of dramatic treatment and social exclamation for a civil change in the actual world.
   
   
Festivals:
  • Special Jury Award for the Best Director: Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival, Perm - Russia 2012
  • It's All True International Documentary Film Festival - Brazil 2012
  • URBAN TV International Television Festival, Madrid - Spain (11/ 2012) 
  • ''GREENdocs'': RIFF Reykjavík International Film Festival - Iceland 2012
  • ''Three Colors of Green'': Filmfest Hamburg International F.F. - Germany 2012
  • ''Against the Grain'': RIDM Montréal International Documentary F.F. - Canada (11/12)
  • Doc Aviv, Tel Aviv Documentary Film Festival - Israel 2012  
   
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