Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Desert Kids
Documentary Film, AT 2016, Farbe, 84 min., 11.3. OmdU, 12.3. OmeU
Diagonale 2016

Director: Michael Pfeifenberger
Script: Wolfgang Stahl, Michael Pfeifenberger
Camera: Meni Elias
Editor: Petra Zöpnek
Location Sound: Haim Meir
Music: Ulrich Drechsler, Orwa Saleh, Judith Ferstl, Judith Schwarz, Salm Abu Afash
Sounddesign: David Almeida Ribeiro
Additional Credits: Produktionsleitung: Hanne Lassl
Producers: Claudia Wohlgenannt
Production: Plan C Filmproduktion


Desert Kids is dedicated to young people in Israel. Despite religious and social differences, essential commonalities between the teenagers become apparent. An illuminative portrait full of hope of a young generation of Israelis, both of Arab origin and Jewish, for whom the only democracy in the Middle East is, similarly, home.