Alijah to Goa - Teaser

After the ordeal of a three year long army service at the frontier, in war and also as an oppressing force. Most young israelis go abroad to paradise beach - often to Goa. Many of them spend months or sometimes even years in South Asia and Southeast Asia to live a life with more freedom than in mor and more conservative. It is kind of a modern "Alijah" an exodus of Israel's youth.

  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    #human issues, travel, society
  • Runtime:
    58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 5, 2018
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  • Roadside Dokumentarfilm
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Director Biography - Daniel Burkholz

Daniel Burkholz is an award winning filmmaker. He first worked as journalist for newspaper and radio, as editor of a scientific magazine and also as photographer. Later, he worked in the fields of environment protection, education, human and civil rights. After an intermezzo as divemaster, he studied the culture of the Sinai nomads, the nomads of the Great Thar desert, and the Aborigine's culture in Queensland. He has already been travelling for more than 25 years and in 2005, he founded his company Roadside Dokumentarfilm. The Roadside docs have already been officially presented on more than 70 film festivals around the world...

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Director Statement

Several times I have been to Goa. One day, I was hanging around with some young Israelis who just escaped after their three year draft in the army. Suddenly one of them, who knew that I am Geman, asked me: "Do you forgive Hitler...?"