Concerned Citizen

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Concerned Citizen reverses typical social hierarchies and shows the events that lead a gay character to become the cause of violence against another minority, a group of Eritrean immigrants. Ben thinks of himself as a liberal and enlightened gay man who lives a happy life in the perfect apartment with his boyfriend Raz and only misses a baby to complete the ideal bourgeois picture. However, his view of himself is fundamentally challenged when his well-meaning and eco-friendly actions lead to the brutal police arrest of an immigrant. Idan Haguel explores white guilt in a satirical parable that underscores latent prejudices and the hypocrisy of white privilege.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Idan Haguel
Script: Idan Haguel
Cinematography: Guy Sahaf
Editing: Shauly Melamed
Sound: Erez Eyni Shavit
Music: Zoe Polanski
Actors: Shlomi Bertonov, Ariel Wolf
Producers: Gil Sima, Binyamin Gurevitch, Itay Akirav
Costumes: Matan Kedem, Dafna Cohen
Production Design: Shaked Naor
Make Up: Shir Bashari
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Israel
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 82΄
Contact: m-appeal
Awards/Distinctions: Yossi Molla Award for Music – Jerusalem FF 2022

Idan Haguel

Idan Haguel is a graduate of the Sapir College Film Department. Following a number of acclaimed short films, which screened at festivals worldwide, his debut feature film Inertia premiered internationally at the 2016 Berlinale Film festival (Forum). In 2017, he was invited back to Berlinale after being selected to participate in the talent development program, Berlinale Talents. He has also worked as a journalist and scriptwriter for Israeli Television.


2005 Haifa Fish Soup (short)
2007 I Lost My Job, Mira (short)
2016 Inertia
2022 Concerned Citizen