DISTRICT Y - ISRAEL
Genre: Drama / Original script / Format 10×40’ / Writer(s): Leora Kamenetzky / Producer(s): Liat Benasuly (L. Benasuly productions) / Development stage: Project Bible / Tv channel in the country of origin: Israeli public Broadcasting corporation "Kan" / International Sales: TBD
A special police unit is established due to the exceling Jewish gentrification of Jaffa. It’s task- to imprison the heads of the Palestinian -Arab crime family who controls the narcotics market in Jaffa after a bullet mistakenly ended the life of an innocent Jewish inhabitant. Two local policemen, who are torn between conflicting identities, realize the investigation is a cover up and stick to the mission at all cost. Shifting perspectives between the police and the crime family, the series reveals new territories of the Israeli Palestinian conflict but also the fragile co-existence.
AUTHOR(S) PROFILE AND STATEMENT OF INTENT
I live in Jaffa among Muslims, Christians, and Bulgarian Jews who share the same streets and the same buildings. The shared space creates simple everyday like connections between Jews and Palestinians, drug dealers and police- a mix of people from different background that have to get by. Law and order is somewhat flexible due to the fact that no one wants to provoke the Israeli Palestinian conflict in the back streets of Tel Aviv. District Y - springs from this constant tension that I grew to know from within.
GOALS AT THE EUROPEAN PROJECT AND TALENT FORUM
Leora Kamenetzky, is the script editor of the 1st season of Fauda, wrote the 2nd season of False flag and is one of the busiest writers in Israel. It is a second collaboration between Leora and Liat Benasuly who met during the 1st season of Fauda.They are on the early stages of development and yet already the interest is huge from all over. They are looking for the right partners, Broadcasters and distribution companies in Europe or the States to raise the budget for the series.
Liat Benasuly is the producer of Hatufim that was later to become US Homeland. As the co-owner of the former Tender Productions she has produced: Fauda 1st season, False Flag 1st season, Prisoners of War 2nd season and Dig. L. Benasuly Productions is a boutique production company that specializes in High End drama series. The Tel Aviv based company, launched in early 2016 has already produced several successful Israeli shows, Fauda 2nd season, " and prepares for Fauda 3.