Daniel Carsenty

He worked for ARTE and BBC Arabic as a TV journalist in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.He wrote and directed AFTER SPRING COMES FALL, an espionage-drama which won Best Feature at the Zsigmond Vilmos Festival in Sziget, Hungary. His second feature THE DEVIL'S DRIVERS, a documentary about human traffic, has premiered at TIFF in 2021.

The Devil's Drivers

A film by Daniel Carsenty & Mohammed Abugeth

2021 - Germany - Documentary

In the southern West Bank, Hamouda and his cousin Ismail are among the Bedouin drivers who risk their lives smuggling illegal workers over the border. Between them and the destination, there is the desert - of which they know every inch - and the heavy presence of the Israeli military patrols. If they are caught, they go to jail. Yet only those fares can help them provide for their families, so they keep on driving and enjoying each day of freedom as it might just be the last.