In the past twelve years, the work of artist and filmmaker Yosef-Joseph Dadoune has emerged from and alluded to his childhood town of Ofakim. Ofakim is one of the instant towns that emerged in the area during the state’s nascent days, the product of “social engineering” which cast thousands of immigrants into the dead of wilderness, often against their will; a city in which wages are still among the lowest in the country.
In 2009 Dadoune launched the In the Desert project in Ofakim; an ongoing process of social-artistic activism combining the local community, aimed at activating and empowering it culturally and socially.
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