The Film “A Journey Through Israel”
follows the search of a young Israeli named Avi, for a more meaningful
life. Avi cruises through Israel’s landscape in an old worn-out
Beetle. On his way he meets a variety of Israeli characters who share
with Avi their way of life, beliefs and desires.
In the beginning, the hero of the
film casually meets ordinary people in a central bus station and asks
them his burning question: “Is there a meaning to life?”. Gradually the
search becomes more serious and Avi visits several spiritual figures who
enlighten him with their thoughts and experiences.
The film combines several film
genres. Avi’s encounters with the various characters of the film are
shot mainly in a documentary style. In-between the scenes, the film
shows Avi, the film director and the crew, arguing, joking and dreaming
about the journey, the film and life...