Filmmaker Danae Elon began to film her three young sons the moment she and her partner Philip decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem. The decision was prompted by the death of her father, leading Israeli intellectual and writer Amos Elon. It was his dying wish that Danae not return, but her attachment to the place she always called home was stronger. On a journey back Danae’s camera captures her three young boys growing up, asking endless questions and confronting the reality around them. The place she once saw as “home” challenges her relationship with her partner and the future of her kids. It is through the prism of parenthood, children and a family that the story of this film exposes a deep, complex and painful portrait of Jerusalem today

Film Stills


  • Danae Elon


  • Paul Cadieux


  • Sophie Farkas Bolla


  • Olivier Alary



  • Cinema South, Israel Opening Night film
  • Toronto Int’ film festival 2015
  • Berlinale
  • RIDM, Montreal
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • Doc NYC
  • London Human Rights
  • Geneva Forum for Human Rights
  • New York Human Rights
  • Melborne International Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • Giffoni International Film Festival
  • Fuori Raccordo International Film Festival
  • Zurich Human Rights Film Festival
  • Vermont International Film Festival
  • Doc Fest Munich
  • Portland Jewish Film Festival
  • Palm Beach Israel Film Festival


  • Student prize for Best Documentary, RIDM
  • Special Mention Haifa Film Festival


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