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The Garden of Eden (Gan Eden)

, 2013

Winner of Jerusalem Film Festival’s Best Documentary, Garden of Eden is “a gorgeous film about the transformative nature of peace [and] solitude and how beauty can unite us.” — Toronto Film Scene

Gan HaShlosa National Park, also known by its Arabic name Sakhne (hot pool), is one of the most beautiful parks in Israel where visitors can swim all year round. It forms an oasis from not just the heat, but the harsh realities of Israeli life, and brings together a cross-section of Israeli society across the religious, socioeconomic and cultural spectrum. Nominated for a 2013 Ophir Award (Israel’s Oscars), master filmmaker Ran Tal (Children of the Sun, 2007) creates a work of cinematic beauty as he takes viewers through the annual cycle of the Sakhne, presenting the stories of some of the park’s diverse and familiar faces.

Partner Discount — Jewish Museum of Australia
Present your Garden of Eden cinema ticket at the Jewish Museum of Australia until 31 December 2013 to receive 50% off entry to its current temporary exhibition In Season, showing until 6 July, 2014.
jewishmuseum.com.au

73 min / Hebrew (English subtitles)
Director — Ran Tal
Category — The Situation (Hamatzav)