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Ziv Koren's photographs have become instantly recognizable icons that have helped to shape our perception of the conflict in the Middle East. In MORE THAN 1000 WORDS director Solo Avital followed internationally awarded Ziv over a two-year period, shooting in the heart of riots, terror attack scenes, secret meetings with wanted militants, all the way to Israel's pullout from Gaza.

This movie, however, is not about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict; it's a movie about a married man's struggle with the history of a fierce war in which he is involved on a daily basis, and the place he finds for himself in it. The movie does not seek history through the photographer's lens - it seeks the photographer through the lens of history and the universal through the most intimate personal.

Solo Avital founded Happy Zoda in 1999 as a facility to produce his films and record his music. He has been a musician since age 11, and at 15 he directed, filmed and edited his first short documentary. As an expert in 3D character animation he was invited to Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam where he was employed as a special effects supervisor for digital composing. For 5 years he directed various high budget commercials and made special effects for several blockbuster films (The Legend of the Pianist by Giuseppe Tornatore and Lost in Space by Stephen Hopkins, among others). Since 2002 he has completed several documentaries, More Than 1000 Words is his latest work.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2006
Director Solo Avital
Screenplay Solo Avital
Cinematography Solo Avital
Solo Avital
Danni Reichental, Tomer Biran
Producer Oliver Berben
Production Company MOOVIE, in co-production with German Filmproduction GFP/Berlin
Length 77 min
Format color
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Stereo
With backing from The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV

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