The Devil’s Drivers
Director Daniel Carsenty is expected to attend.
“On the left side is Israel; on the right side is Palestine.” Every day, cousins Hamouda and Ismail smuggle Palestinian workers into Israel through gaps in the border wall. In order to provide for their families, the two men and their passengers risk going to prison if they are caught. Hamouda and Ismail’s extensive knowledge of the desert does little to lessen the omnipresent danger. They drive and live each day as if it could be their last. Joining the ride over several years, the filmmakers place us in the passenger seats for the perilous commute. Frantic images immerse us into the drivers’ anxiety-inducing lifestyle, one heightened by encounters with Israeli soldiers.
Jerusalem-born Mohammed Abugeth started his career as a production assistant for Idioms Film in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories, before getting his MA in media management at Academy of the Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany. He is currently in post-production on a short film, Irene and Steve.
Frankfurt, Germany, native Daniel Carsenty attended the Konrad Wolf film school in Potsdam, where he made his first feature After Spring Comes Fall (2015), winner of the best feature prize at Hungary’s Vilmos Zsigmond Film Festival. In addition to filmmaking, Carsenty is also a journalist who has worked for BBC Arabic and ARTE in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. The Devil’s Drivers is his second feature.
Language Arabic, Hebrew, English
Country Qatar, France, Lebanon, Germany
Director Mohammed Abugeth, Daniel Carsenty
Executive Producer Ben Dressel, Rolf Mayer
Producer Daniel Carsenty
Editor Laia Prat
Cinematographer Daniel Carsenty
Music Henning Fuchs
Print Source Films Boutiquecontact@filmsboutique.com http://www.filmsboutique.com
Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.
Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.