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“We are coming to competitions and all the eyes are on us
because we are the best, not because the boys and girls are different.” -Rotem Genossar
Rotem Genossar, a teacher at the Bialik-Rogozin campus in south Tel Aviv, founds a running group for his students, young African refugees whose families fled their homeland and now live in Israel without any legal status. At first running is just a social activity for the students, but it quickly becomes a means to fight for their civil rights, part of a struggle to secure them a place of their own, out of the margins of Israeli society.
David Wachsmann was born in northern Israel not far from the border with Lebanon and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. He studied at the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. In his films, David deals with social and political issues that motivate him to action. He creates out of a belief in the power of cinema to create even the slightest change of consciousness.