Border of Pain

Jerusalem Film Festival

Without adequate medical resources in the Palestinian territories, patients requiring advanced treatments in Israel are faced with a rigid bureaucratical wall. Ruth Walk's documentary examines the interdependence of the Israeli and Palestinian health services and medical systems. Testimonies of patients, law enforcers, and doctors expose the intricate network of connections, regulations, and constraints that can determine whether lives are saved or lost.


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Production Company: Black Sheep Film Productions
Duration: 50 min.
Date of Release: 8/3/2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, English
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival 2019

  • Jerusalem International Film Festival 2019
    Other Israel Competition - Special Mention

  • Other Israel Film Festival, NY 2019

Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation

World Sales



Human Interest / Social Issues, Newest Arrivals, Personal Stories, Social Issues