Given the situation between Israel and Palestine, it is hard to imagine how much the two territories rely on each other economically. Vadim Dumesh’s film focuses on this exact angle, more specifically on the trade in citrus trees for making charcoal in the Jenin region.
Originally from Latvia, Vadim got his B.Sc. from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. In 2006 he then moved to Tel Aviv for studies in the Recanati Graduate School of Management in Tel Aviv Universtity. In 2008 Vadim got accepted to the Production Track of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem.
Since graduating from Sam Spiegel, Vadim has been building a versatile skill-set in development, production, and directing of various documentary content.
Short documentary “Dirty Business” that premièred at Visions du Reel and Jerusalem Film Festivals and other 15 international festivals is Vadim's directorial debut.
Currently based in Paris, Vadim finished SPEAP - experimental Masters Degree in Arts and Politics in Sciences Po, Paris School of Public Affairs.