I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked

Poster for I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked

Filmmaking and life intersect around the problem of lost footage. A husband records his dying wife. A grieving son loses the tape. Directors Yuval Hameiri and Michal Vaknin, using simple objects to great effect, recreate the lost sequence. The resulting documentary effectively captures what was lost in the original footage, a much deeper loss that no recreation will replace.

  • Original title: Ani choshev she'ze hachi karov le'eich she'hazilum niraa
  • Year: 2012
  • 10 minutes
  • Country: Israel
  • Director:
    Yuval Hameiri
  • Genre: Documentary Biography Short
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Shown at

  1. 22nd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  2. 24th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  4. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  5. Cleveland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  7. SERET the London Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2014

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