The Three Yossi


This sociological journey back in time began over twenty years ago when several families were evicted from their homes. They got together and squatted in an abandoned building in Jaffa for two years. The children of all ages who lived there grew up around violence, poverty, and drugs—but also solidarity. They saw the power of people fighting the establishment for their right to a home.
They became documentary subjects for the first time in 1999, in Yael Kipper and Einat Fishbein’s film The Two Yossi (screened at the very first Docaviv Festival). Now, their journey continues: what has become of them? What chances does a poverty-stricken child have to make it in the world?

Producer: Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretzky


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Duration: 85 min.
Date of Release: 06/09/2020
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, The New Fund for Cinema and TV


Current Affairs, Human Interest / Social Issues, Newest Arrivals, Politics, Social Issues