The French distributor Aloest Distribution has launched an appeal on the crowd-funding site Kisskissbankbank to raise finance for the theatrical release of Tamara Erde’s Franco-Israeli documentary This Is My Land, winner of the Mediterranean Issues Grand Prix at the 2014 PriMed.
Aloest was turned down by France’s Centre National de Cinéma, with the film scheduled for release this Wednesday, April 20th. So now the distributor is appealing to the public in an attempt to raise the €10,000 needed for marketing the film (press, posters) and pay for the technical expenses of a theatrical release.
If the target is exceeded, the director will be able to continue screening and discussing her film at previews across France, which at the moment she is doing on an unpaid basis. It would also mean bonuses could be made for the DVD.
“This Is My Land” follows several Israeli and Palestinian teachers over the school year, showing how the two countries’ school curricula approach their common history. It thus offers a unique perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its profound and lasting impact on the most recent generation.
Click here to help finance the film’s distribution in cinemas.