A Waste of Space


Osher, Michelle, and Eitan were taken out of their homes as children and transferred to foster families. Their biological families are dysfunctional and absent. The foster families are supportive and stable, but this guardianship ends at age 18. The film follows the three over the last year of foster care and the first year of independence. The threat of the loss of familial support affects all aspects of their lives. Past trauma and dislocation erupt from time to time affecting the relationship of the three friends.

Director: Noam Demsky, Ido Bahat

Producer: Noam Demsky, Ido Bahat


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Production Company: xx
Duration: 59 min.
Date of Release: 9,2020
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Docaviv, Israel, 2020
    Nomination, Beyond the Screen Award

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, The New Fund for Cinema and TV, The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts

World Sales



Children & Youth, Drama Documentary, Family Story, Human Interest / Social Issues, Newest Arrivals, Personal Stories, Social Issues