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Before Memory

Nahman Ruzumni lives on the fringes of the ultra- Orthodox community in Bnei Brak. As a “driver” he takes beggars to wealthy people’s homes, and helps them find the right way to tell their story in order to inspire philanthropy. For his services he gets a cut of the money, and records their stories in his notebook. He spends the rest of his nights in makeshift casinos and dining halls where the more questionable members of this pious society spend their nights.

When his wife leaves suddenly, Ruzumni is left alone with his 12-year-old daughter. Terrified of this new responsibility, he tries to find someone to take her off his hands, from his sister to his in-laws; he even goes as far as his ex-wife. But somewhere along the way, as he and his daughter rediscover childhood memories together, Ruzumni comes to realize that with all the stories in his old notebook, he has yet to write his own.


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 Writer & Director: Yehonatan Indursky


                                                       Talia Kleinhendler & Osnat Handelsman-Keren (Contact Info)

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