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What am I Doing Here?

The film is about Eitan (27) and the question of what kind of life is better for him? The fake American dream or the meaningful yet difficult lifestyle that Israel has to offer?

  • Evyatar Cohen
  • Evyatar Cohen
  • Lev Gabai
  • Eran Lipshtin
  • Erez Kantor
    Key Cast
  • Hagar Ben David
    Key Cast
  • Tarik Kopty
    Key Cast
  • Tzachi Zeev Look
    Key Cast
  • Iftach Rave
    Key Cast
  • Albert Iluz
    Key Cast
  • Irith Meiry
    Key Cast
  • Shoval Cohen
    Key Cast
  • Ronen Baruch
    Key Cast
  • Aviv Shlomo
  • Idan Libar
  • Lior waitzman
    Sound Design
  • Yossi Gal
  • Galia Rokah
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Television
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Cinema South Film Festival
    June 13, 2016
    National premiere
Distribution Information
  • Costanza Film Distribution - Asaf Yecheskel
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Evyatar Cohen

Evyatar Cohen was born in 1986 in a town in Israel called Beer- Sheva.
He recently completed his BFA in The School of Audio and visual Arts in Sapir College where he directed and wrote both fiction and documentary films dealing with unrequited love, passions, friendship, memories and Internal conflict. The film "Why Am I Here" (2016) is his graduation project.

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Director Statement

The film focuses on the return of Eitan to Israel but actually will be about generations that, like Eitan, have a difficult life. A whole generation that will never have an apartment or even pensions, a generation that does not want to live here, dreaming of Berlin or Amsterdam and other cities in which our grandparents fled from, a generation that asks himself every morning in front of the mirror: Why am I here?
The film tells about the agonizing and painful return to Israel and the daily war between the need to stay and the desire to leave, like many other young people who saw the world and can cut off from their state and can simply move to another place without feeling guilty.