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  • Jerusalem ER

    Hadassa Hospital is located in the ethnically charged buffer zone between Jerusalem's Palestinian and Israeli communities. This is the story of its ER, as seen through the eyes of two female doctors, a Jewish immigrant from Chile and a Palestinian Israeli from the north of Israel.

    Year: 2012
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  • The Lost Crown

    An Israeli filmmaker embarks on a perilous quest to reveal the fate of the Aleppo Codex, A.K.A The Crown, which is considered the most accurate and valuable manuscript of the Hebrew Bible.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Avi Dabach
    Producer: Judith Manassen-Ramon

  • Eizenkot

    On January 15, 2019, Gadi Eizenkot completed four years as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and 40 years of service in the IDF. This documentary accompanies Israel's 21st Commander-in-Chief during his last months in uniform, with exclusive access to the chief of staff's role.

    Year: 20...

  • The Art of Security

    They used to call him the Israeli “Rambo.” But these days, not many would recognize that Marc Provisor has spent the past quarter-century working as one of Israel’s leading experts in combating terror.

    Year: 2018
    Language: English
    Producer: One Israel Fund

  • The Jesus Tomb

    In 1980, an ancient tomb was uncovered in Jerusalem. Inside were bones dating back to the first century. Could it be the resting place of Christ?

    Year: 2017
    Language: English
    Producer: CTVC

  • Narratives: The Palestinian Story Explained

    OpenDor Media explores the challenging concept of “narratives” — how different people and groups can have different perspectives about historical events. Here they delve into the establishment of the State of Israel, which opens the door for big questions about Israel’s story, people, and future....

  • Israeli Artisan Cheese

    The land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been recognized for its deep spiritual significance since the beginning of modern civilization. It also has a long history of cheese making.

    Year: 2013
    Language: English
    Producer & Host: Will Studd

  • The Dreamers' Field

    Three young childhood friends wish to escape their alienated life on the Israeli kibbutz and become London’s hottest rock band. The lack of audience, cultural differences, and lifestyle of illegal immigrants all force them to reevaluate their choices.

    Year: 2017
    Language: English and Hebrew, Eng...

  • Six Day War Project

    Get a play-by-play of the incredible Six Day War in 1967, including the ins and outs of Israel’s strategy, leadership, and impressive military feats. But more than that, it opens the door to important questions and issues that Israel faced in the aftermath of the war, and still does to this day.
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  • Uzzi

    At the age of 94, Professor Uzzi Ornan continues his lifelong struggles for upholding the secular and democratic image of the State of Israel, with his last endeavor to establish and secure civil burial rights where he lives.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Ido Weisman
    P...

  • Acceptance

    The daily routine at the Academy High School reveals tensions between the adolescent curiosity and the self-discipline required of professional dancers. Questions about femininity, sexuality and professional fulfillment arise on the brink of adulthood.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtit...

  • Our Struggle

    Through the microcosm of one family’s history, "Our Struggle" offers a unique glimpse into the past, present, and future of the State of Israel, a continuum that is closely intertwined with our own past, and at the same time reflects the current areas of conflict between the societies, cultures, ...

  • Agriculture in the Negev – Today's Desert Pioneers

    Meet some of the miracle workers who are pushing forward the frontiers of desert agriculture. Get your popcorn and family, and watch this entertaining 40-minute video that will amaze and inspire you. Hear about the creative irrigation systems and growing techniques of crops like the jojoba plant,...

  • Israel's Turning Soldiers Into Entrepreneurs

    Unit 8200 is an elite branch of the Israel Defense Forces that specializes in computer security and murkier, more controversial stuff, such as espionage and cyber attacks. The unit resembles the National Security Agency (NSA) in the U.S. So it’s not that surprising that Unit 8200 and the IDF woul...

  • Broken Branches

    Through the eyes of her granddaughter and director of the film, Ayala Sharot, this short film tells the story of Michal Rechter, who left her family in Poland at age 14 and traveled to Mandatory Palestine, on the eve of the Second World War. The film won various international awards, including th...

  • I Am Israel

    Go on a soaring journey through the Land of the Bible, and get to know Jewish men and women whose very lives are a testimony to the promises of God.

    Year: 2017
    Language: English language
    Director: David Kiern
    Producer: Lance McAlindon

  • Cannabis Now, Journey to the Holy Land

    Israel is pioneering the field of medical cannabis and its uses. This short film takes off from the annual CannaTech convention in Tel Aviv to explore the story that unites researchers, growers, suppliers, and patients — revealing a journey filled with devotion, pain, and hope for a new understan...

  • Senior Moments

    Funny, witty, bold, and revealing, meet 10 resilient elderly folks surviving old age with a vengeance. The film cohesively samples a cultural variety of personalities in modern-day Israel and provides an inspiring outlook about what it means to be old today.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, Arabic, ...

  • 50 Years 50 Faces

    This is the story of Jerusalem, through various residents from the western and eastern parts of the city.

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    Language: Hebrew language, English subtitles
    Director: Moshe Alafi
    Producers: Alafim Productions, Moshe Alafi

  • Live or Die in Entebbe

    Operation Entebbe, hailed as the most brilliant rescue operation in recent history — and Israel's greatest mythological raid — is the Mimouni family's greatest tragedy.

    Year: 2012
    Language: Hebrew language, English subtitles
    Director: Eyal Boers
    Producers: Michael Treves, Andre Boers – Dynamic F...

  • When the Smoke Clears

    Follow the true stories of young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live. Making breakthroughs and finding meaning by reaching out to those in need, they discover that what didn’t kill them really did make them stronger.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew language, ...

  • And There Was Israel

    This film returns to the origins of the creation of the State of Israel (from 1896 to 1948) and highlights the responsibility of the Western World.

    Year: 2018
    Language: French and English languages, English subtitles
    Director: Romed Wyder

  • Blues By The Beach

    Fate brings filmmakers together in Israel in April of 2003. They begin a documentary about a live music blues bar by the beach in Tel Aviv called Mike’s Place. The aim is to show there is more to the Middle East than seemingly endless war and terrorism. Filming people having a good time stops abr...

  • Israel Inside

    Explore the positive characteristics of Israeli society from a humanistic, psychological, and emotional perspective. This insightful and uplifting documentary sidesteps the usual conversation of politics, conflict and violence, and tells the story of the Israeli people – whose resilience has prop...

  • 30 Kilometers Per Hour

    At the age of 29, Tzafrir decides to fulfill a childhood dream and drive through Israel on an electric toy car. With the hope of understanding what he wants to do with his life, he goes on the journey and meets people that help him do just that.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Dir...