Far From Maine


As the Middle East is irrevocably changing around him, an Israeli man of Arab-Jewish descent is compelled to deal with the violent death of his Palestinian childhood friend and fellow peace activist. Can he reclaim the dream they had once shared?

Phase of Support: Production

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Roy Cohen

Roy Cohen - Director and Producer

Roy Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. A Film Independent Fellow in 2023-2024, Roy produced and directed Machine of Human Dreams (DOC NYC, CPH:DOX, Sheffield doc/fest, 2016) and Real Value (2014). As a journalist, Roy has written for The Guardian, and publishes regularly for the Israeli publication, mekomit.co.il. Roy has a B.A. from Harvard University and Master’s from Cornell. He was selected by Globes newspaper as one of Israel’s 40 leaders under 40 in 2023.

Serge Gordey

Serge Gordey - Co-Producer

Serge Gordey is a French based international documentary producer (Gaza-Sderot and 24 hour Jerusalem on line, Oscar nominee and International Emmy awarded Five Broken Cameras, The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev). He was the president of the documentary committee of CNC (French national cinema center) from 2015 until 2017.

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