IT WANS’T THE RIGHT MOUNTAIN MOHAMMAD
France, 2019, 28’
Abraham and Isaac are on their way to Mount Moriah, towards the sacrifice. A boat filled with rams is sailing in a dark and deep sea, full of bottles with letters that no one has ever opened. But I opened one of these bottles and read the letter. It was written by a Mohammad son of Sabah, who simply thanked God without asking him for anything in return. This is where my story begins, a story of a troubled shepherdess, who suddenly finds something she was looking for. And she loses it. That’s the way it is.
After thousands of years of wandering, two immigrants from France and the USSR settled in the Holy Land. In 1988 they had Mili Pecherer as a fruit of their love. Why does one leave his homeland? We don’t know. Therefor Mili has taken off, and ever since she’s been strolling the byways, equipped with a small camera. She documents in a free-flow her meetings with ordinary people and animals, in their everyday life, and transforms it into films. Mili’s adventures have so far taken place in Israel, Finland, Russia, Spain and France, Supported by various institutions like the Bezalel Academy, VGIK, Lahti university of applied sciences, BilbaoArte and Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. She currently lives in Marseille, in order not to be too far from the sea.