Eszter Cseke and András S. Takács’s new four-episode documentary series introduces people who dedicate their whole lives to an idea or a cause. The filmmakers aim to find out what drives the warriors in their fight from the Indian caste system through the Buddhist self immolations to Israeli settlers. Sometimes armed with guns, sometimes armed with their calling, even at the cost of their lives.
A Qassam-fighter is collecting the remaining parts of Ahmed Jabari’s body from his wreck after an Israeli airstrike that killed the head of al-Qassam Brigade. A Palestinian journalist who doesn’t believe in violence, is getting a phone call, his 8-year-old daughter was hit. A shiver cut three of her fingers off. Parallel stories of the Qassam-fighter whose dream is to blow himself up to take revenge and the journalist who is willing to do anything to get the daughter into an Israeli hospital – the only place where she can be saved. The birth of hatred and hope – the chronicles of the latest conflict in Gaza.
The Gaza episode of On The Spot: Warriors received the Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, got nominated for Prix Europa as Best TV Current Affairs Productions and got into the official selection of the 22nd dokumentART European Festival for Documentaries and the 35th International Public Television Screening Conference.
Eszter Cseke, András S. Takács
András S. Takács
2013 * 59min. * color