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SHUTTERED RHYMES - THE LIFE AND POETRY OF EREZ BITTON

by Sami Shalom Chetrit

synopsis

This documentary film is a portrait of the blind Israeli poet Erez Bitton, who as a young child in 1948 was forced to emigrate from Morocco with his family. Shattered Rhymes tells the collective story of Moroccan Jews in Israel through Bitton's groundbreaking poetry and his life's milestones over the past 65 years. Bitton's personal story includes the life-altering tragic event and journey since the moment he lost his eyesight at the age of 11. His blindness has afforded him a unique window on to Israel's society, culture, and politics. Shattered Rhymes is a celebration of beautiful cinematography, Moroccan music, and exciting poetry.

international title: Shuttered Rhymes - The Life and Poetry of Erez Bitton
original title: Shattered Rhymes
country: Israel
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Sami Shalom Chetrit
film run: 67'
screenplay: Sami Shalom Chetrit
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