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:

 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2013 

 Kashish – Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2013

 Florence Middle East Now Film Festival, 2013 

 Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2013 

 Programmers Award for Feature Documentary at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2013 

 New York Other Israel Film Festival, 2012

 Vienna Human Rights Film Festival, 2012

 The Rome Gender Docu Film Fest, 2012

 Vancouver Queer Film Festival, 2012

 Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2012 

 Berlin Israeli Film Festival, 2012

 Saint Petersburg Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, 2012

 The Rome Gender Docu Film Fest, 2012

 Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2012

 East Bay Jewish Film Festival, 2012

 Ottawa Free Thinking Film Festival, 2012

 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

 Movies that Matter, Amnesty International Film Festival, The Hague, 2012

 Boston LGBT Film Festival, 2012

 Outstanding Documentary Feature Award at the Frameline 36 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, 2012

 TLVFest, Tel Aviv's International LGBT Film Festival, 2012

 Special Screening for senior US State Department officials, members of Congress, and senators in Washington DC 

 The Helsinki Refugee Film Festival


Grants & Support:

 Ikon TV – the Netherlands

 The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television

 Yes Duco - Israel

 Netherlands Film Fund – the Netherlands



The Invisible Men - Trailer
The Invisible Men / Yariv Mozer
The Invisible Men / Yariv Mozer