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  • The United States of Fashion Designer Elie Tahari

    For more than 50 years, fashion designer and mogul Elie Tahari has been living the "American Dream." He arrived in New York in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar empire.

    Year: 2021
    Language: English, English subtitles (...

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  • Reinventing Rosalee

    Rosalee Glass, a 101-year-old Holocaust survivor, transformed her destiny and lives her dreams. In her late 80's, she began an acting career, won a senior beauty pageant, starred in a Super Bowl commercial, and dared to ride Alaskan sled dogs at the age of 100.

    Year: 2018
    Language: English, Engl...

  • Trip of Compassion

    Thousands of PTSD victims live in Israel, which in recent years has been promoting an innovative treatment, namely psycho-active substances, known as psychedelic drugs. The film documents PTSD victims undergoing MDMA treatment at Israel's Be'er Ya'akov psychiatric hospital over several years.

    Ye...

  • On My Way to Father's Land

    A moving documentary account of a son's struggle to understand his father's past. The film takes us on two journeys: the first is to Vienna, where director Preminger's father returns to his childhood home to share stories of his youth during the Nazi occupation. On the second journey, we follow P...

  • The Secret

    This is the fascinating story of Polish citizens who learn, often after living a lifetime as Christians in a Communist nation, that they are indeed of Jewish origin. Trapped between the familiar Polish world and an alien Jewish world, these “new Jews” often find themselves adrift in a country whe...

  • One Eye Wide Open

    A fascinating documentation of the craft of artist Zvi Lachman during the years 1998 through 2008. Access into Lachman's inner world through his works of art reveals and surprisingly discloses that the point of origin of his work is very similar to the director's. To make room for the physical an...

  • The Journey of Vaan Nguyen

    The Vietnam War was traumatic, and shook the consciousness of the West. Millions of Vietnamese people fled their homes to the cruel sea to save their lives. The “boat people” who survived the journey and were given asylum in new lands, can now recount their ordeal. Decades later, some still have ...

  • Taqasim

    Israeli musician Felix Mizrahi takes us to his native Cairo in search of recordings by his brother, Faraq Ibrahim, a famous violinist who died tragically when Felix was a boy. During Felix's childhood, there were 200,000 Jews in Cairo; today the remaining families are counted on the fingers of on...

  • Nirvana

    “Nirvana” is a surreal short film that deals with philosophical questions about life and death, dream and reality. Adam meets Or in an unclear situation and every time he tries to make contact with her, Or eludes him and disappears to another strange place. Later, white flashes with a loud noise ...

  • A Sister's Soul

    The story of the director's sister, Sharon, which reveals her life while coping with a mental illness. This is the journey of two sisters searching for new insights into Sharon's progression, since the occurrence of the first symptoms and up to today. This is a story of a soul that is no longer a...

  • Einav A Einav B

    The story of Einav, a teenager coping with her Attention Deficiency Disorder and how her actions mirror her family's daily life. Her courageous yet comical journey is told using longitudinal documentation from her childhood into adolescence.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Direct...

  • Chinese Eyes

    Daniela's life is full of contrasts and the question of identity has always haunted her. She was raised in an orthodox Jewish home and is half Israeli, half Phillipino, half Jewish and half Christian. The film follows one significant year in her life.

    Year: 2013
    Language: Hebrew, English subtit...

  • Ivriyah

    This is the touching story of a religious girl in her twenties who is torn between two worlds: on the one hand is her religious Torah family life and on the other, her passion for sport.

    Year: 2013
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Directors: Ayeley Katzman, Avia Amster

  • Nida

    The practices of purity and impurity are the hallmarks of mandatory law in the Samaritan and Ethiopian communities. "Nida" gives a glimpse of the unique custom in both communities. The encounter between the protagonists, Yafit (47) and Mollya (44), bring us into their homes and reveal each other’...

  • Nahala

    The director's new family take their belongings and move to a remote outpost in Samaria. The camera follows their agonising difficulties and small successes.

    Year: 2014
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Chen Klein

  • Hidden Face

    Through a heroic story, this film presents narratives of the Holocaust as told by different members of the ultra-Orthodox community, portraying a complex relationship between ultra-Orthodox Jews and the memory of the Holocaust, while dealing with the biggest question of all — where was God during...

  • Last Stop

    A vast and perplexing labyrinth lays right in the heart of Tel Aviv, at the Central Bus Station. Living in and around it are thousands of refugees, children of migrant workers with no identity of their own and impoverished Israeli families who feel like strangers in their homes. A gritty and mesm...

  • The Wounded Healer

    Criminologist Dr. Dan Philipp has devoted his career to treating sexual offenders, yet this intense encounter with evil has not shaken his belief in the basic humanity of even the worst criminals. At 87, Dan travels to his hometown of Aachen, Germany, to attend a memorial ceremony for Gisela, his...

  • In the Shadow of King David

    Since the first excavations began in the mid-19th Century, archaeologists have come to Silwan, a picturesque Palestinian village outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. There, they hunt for the legendary biblical city of King David. But in the last two decades, this obsession with antiqui...

  • The Dreamers

    An Orthodox teacher and wigmaker embark on a journey to fulfill their dreams of making movies within their closed society. Like other Orthodox women who have made films for female audiences, they feel a need to express themselves despite rabbinical censorship.

    Year: 2011
    Language: Hebrew, Englis...

  • Seder Trek

    The director sets out to Nepal to shoot two different films: The first, about the largest Passover Seder in the world taking place in the Kathmandu Valley, and the second, a journey into the spectacular Nepalese Himalayan Mountains. What emerges is the seemingly impossible connection between thes...

  • H.I.Jew Positive

    "I've got it... I am H. I.Jew positive," a young Polish student summed up his feelings when he found out he was Jewish. Stories like that abound in Poland as many people have discovered that their parents kept their true identity hidden from them — the fact they were Jewish, second and third-gene...

  • Voices From the Booth

    We meet them at school gates, in underground parking lots, at the entrances of shopping malls, and many other places. There are tens of thousands of security guards in Israel, most of Russian origin. Many of them used to be well-respected professionals or artists, yet immigrated to Israel at an o...

  • I, the Aforementioned Infant

    The film depicts filmmaker Ronit Kertsner's personal journey 10 years after she met her biological mother in Paris, in an attempt to find ways to maintain a meaningful relationship with the woman who had come to Israel from Paris in 1956, gave birth to her, and then gave her up for adoption. In a...

  • Tunnel of Hope

    The painful memories and hopeful reflections of three generations of Jews tragically affected by the Holocaust, merge into one incredible narrative of perseverance and survival. In 1943, 250 Jewish slave workers successfully escaped from a Nazi labor camp in Novogrudok, Belarus, via a tunnel they...