Supernova

Showings

Manhasset Cinemas Wed, Mar 6 7:00 PM

Yossi Bloch, Duki Dror | Israel | 60 Min | 2023 | Hebrew with English subtitles

SUPERNOVA

The massacre at the Supernova Festival in the Negev desert marks a historic turning point for Israel: On October 7th, 2023 at 06:30 AM, Hamas terrorists broke through the borders from Gaza into Israel, launching a planned and coordinated attack. Among their targets - a yearly techno music festival with over 3500 young revelers in attendance. Soon the festival grounds turned into a scene of horror: Over 370 people were brutally murdered, hundreds wounded and 40 kidnapped and taken as hostages. The festival attack at Re’im was one of Hamas' first targets and the start of the war that continues to this day.

In this emotional film, survivors, first responders and parents recount their stories and the horrors they witnessed. Filmed just a few days after the events, their trauma is evident, their grief over friends lost is palpable, their continued fear is apparent. The attacks were documented in real time, and for the first time - by both perpetrators and victims. Using materials meticulously collected from dozens of sources, including Hamas’ own cameramen and GoPros, survivors’ mobile phones, CCTV footage, dash cams and from first responders on site- providing unprecedented insight into the massacre.


With special remarks from Natalie Sanandaji, Nova Music Festival Survivor. In partnership with COMBAT ANTISEMITISM MOVEMENT.


"Supernova gives its viewers specific details of the events. their effects on survivors and attempts at rehabilitation, while contextualizing the horrors and placing them in our current existence. It is an important document against those who try to deny or minimize the magnitude of the massacre”. ynet.co.il


“Although so much is already known about this event, what really happened that day becomes noticeable in the documentary in a special way”. zeit.de


DIRECTOR'S BIO


Yossi Bloch is a globally renowned artist based in Tel Aviv, with a portfolio spanning international projects as well as local endeavors in Israel. His works include documentaries, such as Netflix's "The Devil Next Door," in addition to his impactful work within the Israeli artistic scene. His latest project involved creating a video artwork displayed in a Tel Aviv gallery, delving into the essence of a well-known military scandal involving Elor Azarya. Bloch's artistic focus lies in the exploration of social conflicts, skillfully depicting the most vulnerable aspects as central protagonists in his narratives.


Duki Dror Darwish is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker. He was born in Tel Aviv and studied at UCLA and Columbia College in Chicago. His extensive body of work spans across numerous subjects and forms, including character-based journeys, experimental biographies, investigative documentaries, and historical epics, earning him international recognition and success. With a pronounced sensitivity, innovative style, and captivating storytelling, Dror creates parables that convey human dilemmas and challenge the viewer's conventions.