'ANCHORED IN THE GROUND'Israel, 2011.
In 1938 a 16 mm camera was bought by the Irgun (the pre-army organization of the Jews in Palestine mandatorial areas) for the purpose to document the Bricha (the escape of Jews from central east Europe). After a while this camera was brought to Eretz Israel, to a group of pioneers (mostly from Slovakia) and there, in the hand of a photographer Poti documented all the stages and development of the group preparing itself to build a new kibbutz. The camera also followed the building of the new kibbutz and all the progress of the new village until the early '70. In the film it is the camera that tells the story and interviews the old pioneers (some of them passed away since the filming started) telling of their idealistic dream coming true. The film was dedicated to the kibbutz Haogen (the anchor), its people and the unique archival material left by Poti.