Youth counselor Tomer Heymann wrote, coproduced, and directed this 2001 documentary about his work with disenfranchised street kids from Azur, a Tel Aviv housing project. His organization, Youth Promotion, aims to steer adolescents away from the usual cycle of drugs, crime, and violence. Heymann attempts to create a play based on the group’s real-life experiences and encounters several obstacles that threaten to derail the project, but his calm perseverance is infectious, and eventually the toughest members of the group mitigate their anger and pain by dramatizing their difficult lives. Poorly lit and crudely shot, this nonetheless provides a fascinating glimpse at the cast-off youth of Israel’s largest and most industrialized city. 57 min.