More Lost Than Gained

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More Lost than Gained has started accidentally. While filming another
video, our camera has captured a monologue describing a home-videocamera
smuggling incident. (Until very recently, anything purchased outside
of Israel and cost more than 200$, had to be declared at customs, and the tax
was very high. Many Israelis used to evade the declaration.) This monologue
struck us as a very accurate reflection of the complex relationship Israelis
have developed towards their state and its authorities. Looking for more
stories and putting them side by side was the little research which followed.
As we see it, More Lost Than Gained is a document about a country, which
became the enemy of its own citizens.

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