Muhi − generally temporary

Israel, Germany, 2017, 87 min.


Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander,
Tamir Elterman




Avner Shahaf, Tamir Elterman, Oded Kirma, Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander


Medalia Productions

For the past seven years Muhi, a brave and spirited boy from Gaza, has been living in an Israeli hospital, the only home he has ever known. Caught between two homes and two peoples, Muhi is unable to return to Gaza. He is saved and raised by those considered enemy by his people, in paradoxical circumstances that transcend identity, religion and the conflict that divides his world. His time at the hospital is running out and Muhi now faces the most critical choices of his life.

2017 DOK Leipzig IFF (Germany) – Golden Dove
IDFA (Netherlands) – Official Selection
UKIJFF (UK) – Audience Award
Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander - 1

Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander

An award winning Israeli photographer and contract photographer for The New York Times Jerusalem. Studied arts at the Academia de Belle Arti in Rome. Over 3 decades has been photographing war, peace and crisis in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, including the 1st & 2nd "Intifadas", Lebanon and Gaza wars and assassination of Prime Minister Rabin among others. Her work has been featured in many publications and worldwide exhibitions.

Tamir Elterman - 1

Tamir Elterman

An American documentarian and video journalist. A video contributor to The New York Times Jerusalem covering conflict, religion, & culture. In 2012, he directed a documentary about monopolies and wealth distribution for Univision. In 2014, he directed a documentary about East African asylum seekers for Al Jazeera America. He is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters of Science in broadcast journalism.