Yoman (1983)

Shot over a ten-year period, Diary is not only the political, professional, and personal diary of a man, but is a testimony on the turbulent reality of a war-torn country, Israel. The six chapters that make up the film takes us from Tel Aviv to Paris, then to London and Brazil, where David Perlov was born, and where he decides to return after a twenty year absence.
Diary is finally about the threads that bind a man to his country of citizenship, his countries of belonging. Perlov's deep voiced narration ties together these fragments of contemporary Israel, for by ploughing into himself and his life he painted his country's fate.

The film is also a family diary in which Perlov records the coming of age of his two daughters, yael and Naomi. An extraordinary mixture of home movies, political documentary, and cinéma-vérité, Diary is a unique work. His Diary, filmed informally over the course of ten years, unhurriedly recomposes life as it goes on and suggests a simple exercise of patience in deciphering the best in our humanity.

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