MIDDLE EAST / Project for a film about urban planning and identity

Two Frenchmen living in Marseille, Youri Cayron, an artist and Romain Rivalan, production manager and cameraman, are currently finishing “Ask The Birds”, a feature film shot in Israel and the West Bank. Editing is now complete and a crowd-funding campaign has been launched to find finance for the post-production.
During two trips in 2014 and 2015, the two authors of this feature-length film somewhere between a documentary and a visual poem, have looked closely at “the insatiable need to build” in a region where urban planning is becoming increasingly lawless. “Ask The Birds” analyses how men take possession of the world around them, revealing “the complexity of building a collective and individual identity,” in the specific context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
So during the 90-minute film Youri Cayron and Romain Rivalan visit a dozen cities with very different characteristics, from the very modern to the more traditional, and question both locals and professionals about these planning and identity issues.
Click here to contribute to financing the post-production of “Ask The Birds”.
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