Israel / Guatemala
I am not
96 MIN

The film follows an outcast teenager’s life-changing journey. Oren was adopted from Guatemala by an Israeli family when he was a baby. Long unable to find his place in society, the teenager has been subject to ridicule because of his communication difficulties, while at the same time dealing with recurring false diagnoses of mental illness. Oren decides to take up a small video camera and document his own life. He embarks on a quest back to the country of his birth to seek out his biological family in the hopes of better defining his own identity.

Best Director, Best Cinematography, Docaviv, Israel, 2021, Best Documentary Feature Film, Israeli Documentary Films Award, 2022

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann
Director: Tomer Heymann
Script: Tomer Heymann
Director of Photography: Itai Raziel, Oren Levy
Music by: Matan Daskal, Eran Weitz
Sound: Tali Shamir-Werzberger, Itzik Cohen
Edit: Yaniv Segalovich
Production: Heymann Brothers Films

Tomer Heymann
Born in Israel in 1970, Tomer Heymann has been directing documentary films and series since 1997. He screened and won awards at international film festivals, such as Berlinale, Hot Docs, IDFA, and LAFF. His films have been theatrically released around the world, making him one of the documentary film industry's leading directors. Tomer Heymann teaches at several film schools in Israel.

Laugh till I Cry (2000), It Kinda Scares Me (2001), Aviv - Fucked-up Generation (2003), Bridge over the Wadi (2006), Paper Dolls (2006), Cinderellas (2007), Black over White (2007), Debut (2007), Out of Focus (2007), The Way Home (2009), I Shot My Love (2010), The Queen Has No Crown (2011), Aliza (2014), Mr. Gaga (2015), Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016), Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life (2018), I Am Not (2021)