At a time of existential threat to the physical and human environment we live in, Architect Nili Portugali takes us into a deeply intimate journey in the Galilean 'Kabbala' holy city of Tsefat, the birth place and hometown of her family since early 19th century, where her grandmother Rivka founded her hotel, in a small stone building around a patio at the end of an alley in the old city.
Reconstructing in her unique meditative cinematic language her childhood memories engraved on each stone of the city's history. An invisible city with cultural heritage of more than 1000 years that no longer exists and is totally forgotten. A childhood journey that unfolds gradually in to a discovery of profound universal insights of:
What is their secret of all those great timeless buildings, cities, villages, tents and temples of the past endowed with beauty and soul in which man feels 'at home'! , and what is that One pure 'art of making' which is thousands of years old that creates them at any culture, at any place and at any time.
A discovery from her present holistic / phenomenological / Buddhist / scientific point of view, replacing current thoughts and approaches.
"Using my body of knowledge and experience I have been accumulating for more than 40 years of multidisciplinary creative work (both in practice and academic) in the Visual arts; Writing and Architecture as my main profession, the film both in form and content, explore and cross new boundaries, and straddle the line between art and cinema“.