"The Last Transfer"
Directed By Ilana Tsur
A compelling documentary
displaying a group of patients in the psycho-geriatric ward of the
Abarbanel Hospital in Bat-Yam, Israel. These elderly patients cannot
overcome their haunted memories of war and the Holocaust. One compulsively
works in robotic fashion, another cleans toilets as she did in a
concentration camp over 50 years ago, while another tragically continues
to look for her dead child, oblivious to the time that has passed. This
film explores why and how these people took refuge in mental collapse and
whether it was war trauma alone, or perhaps the neglect of Israeli
society, that resulted in their conditions. Hebrew with English
subtitles. 55 minutes.