Israel | 55 minutes | 2021
A Reason to Live
After being severely injured in the Second Lebanon War leaving him unable to move and speak, Jonathan Levin didn’t want to live. It took him years until he was able to renew old relationships and create new ones, like the special bond with his aid, Adva. She supports his hand while he writes on an erasable board to communicate with the world. Together they bring to life Jonathan's inner world and try to fulfill his desire for human connection. Captured from Jonathan’s point of view, the film provides a very close look at his challenging daily routine, especially the new relationship he nurtures with Galit, a woman he meets on Facebook who wants to learn more about his writing and know him better, with all the complexities and doubts that exist in such a relationship.
Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Arik Alon, film subjects Jonathan Levin & Adva Levi, and moderator David Shimon, member of the Israeli Parliament in Miami. To view the conversation please click here.
Directed by Arik Alon