The Invisible Men
Yariv Mozer / Israel, 2012
The Invisible Men tells the untold story of persecuted gay Palestinians who have run away from their families and are now hiding illegally in Tel Aviv. Their stories are told through the film's heroes: Louie, 32 years old, a gay Palestinian who has been hiding in Tel Aviv for the past 8 years; Abdu, 24 years old, who was exposed as gay in Ramallah and then accused of espionage and tortured by Palestinian security forces; Faris, 23 years old, who escaped to Tel Aviv from the West Bank after his family tried to kill him. Their only chance for survival is to seek asylum outside Israel and Palestine and leave their homelands forever behind.
The film is a co-production of Mozer Films LTD. & LEV Pictures
Festivals and Awards:
- Outstanding Documentary Feature Award at the Frameline 36 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
- Special Jury Award at the Doc Aviv Festival, 2012.
- Best Documentary Feature Award and Best Film Director at the Washington DC Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, 2012.
- Programmers Award for Feature Documentary at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2013.
- Special Screening for senior US State Department officials, members of Congress, and senators in Washington DC.
- Movies that Matter, Amnesty International Film Festival, The Hague, 2012.
- Boston LGBT Film Festival, 2012.
- TLVFest, Tel Aviv's International LGBT Film Festival, 2012.
- New York Other Israel Film Festival, 2012.
- Vienna Human Rights Film Festival, 2012.
- Vancouver Queer Film Festival, 2012.
- The Rome Gender Docu Film Fest, 2012.
- Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2012.
- Kashish – Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2013.
- Berlin Israeli Film Festival, 2012.
- Saint Petersburg Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, 2012.
- East Bay Jewish Film Festival, 2012.
- Ottawa Free Thinking Film Festival, 2012.
- The Helsinki Refugee Film Festival.
- Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2013.
- Florence Middle East Now Film Festival, 2013.
- Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2013.
Grants & Support:
- Ikon TV – the Netherlands
- The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television
- Yes Duco - Israel
- Netherlands Film Fund – the Netherlands