Down the Deep Dark Web
"Drugs, weapons, child pornography and protection from totalitarian repression as well. Down the Deep, Dark Web explores virtual anonymity."
"...opens up philosophical and political interpretations around the deep web."
Read StorylineThe three Darwish brothers, who immigrated from Iraq to Israel in the 50’s, established the family factory “Fantasia” - a menorah factory. For a time period of 50 years they designed, manufactured and shipped Chanukah menorahs for the entire world and now…the family factory is about to close down. From this point in time, the director, who is the son of the youngest brother, is starting to embark on a journey that unravels the history of his family, going back 100 years. The story weaves memories from Iraq and Israel - two homelands, two languages, two identities, two enemies. The director is trying to reconstruct the narrative of his family, a narrative that has disappeared in the silence and shame that followed the family move to Israel. The father’s silence is finally broken by the director’s relentless inquiries, which reveal a story about 5 lost years of his father in the Iraqi prison. It is a diary film shot over a period of 10 years.
This is the story of a normative, everyday person coming face-to-face with the Darknet for the first time. The stages that he passes through − from fear and revulsion, to curiosity and attraction − are those that anyone exposed to this phenomenon would rightfully experience. What the Darknet represents is both terrifying and liberating at once. The notion that crime can go undetected and unpunished, shakes our very belief in the social order. Yet the same tools that are used by criminals, can also protect us in an era of online snooping and loss of privacy.
Documentary | Israel, France | 2016
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Directors: Duki Dror & Tzachi Schiff
Script: Galia Engelmayer Dror
Cinematography: Philippe Bellaiche
& Gleb Volkov
Editor: Dror Yaakobovich