Face2Face with David Peck
Freedom, Problems & Risk
Daniel Carsenty, Mohammed Abugeth and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film The Devil’s Drivers, universal problems, hard to find solutions, the
legitimacy of others, the pursuit of freedom and some of the things we take for granted.
Chased by the army, a human trafficker crosses the border on a daily basis. An intimate yet harrowing portrait – shot over the course of eight years – about a man
living on the edge in one of the most dangerous regions of our world.
The film is an intimate and harrowing portrait of a group of smugglers risking everything on high-speed trips to help Palestinians workers cross the border into Israel
every day for work. Banned from obtaining legal work permits in Israel, and cut off from their lands, and water sources by the Israeli settlers, these men risk everything
to provide for their families.
An investigation into the human condition under the most difficult circumstances and an understanding of how to remain a decent human being in a world falling to pieces, the film underscores the harsh reality Palestinian’s face in day-to-day life.
About Daniel Carsenty:
Daniel Carsenty’s first film ‘After Spring Comes Fall’ won the award for Best Feature at the Zsigmong Vilmos Festival in Sziget, Hungary. In the following years he
worked for Arte and BBC as a TV journalist in the Middle East.
In 2020 he moved to Los Angeles as a directing fellow at the American Film Institute.
About Mohammed Abugeth:
Mohammed Abugeth worked as PA in Ramallah for Idioms Films, before working as a TV journalist for Arte and DW. The Devil’s Drivers is his first feature film. He
currently works and lives in Berlin.
Image Copyright and Credit: Daniel Carsenty.
For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.
With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.