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  • Rafting to Bombay

    While filming his father revisiting his childhood city of Mumbai, Israeli director Erez Laufer finds himself caught in the worst terror attack in the city's history.

    Year: 2009
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Erez Laufer
    Producer: Erez Laufer
    Writer: Erez Laufer

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  • The Darien Dilemma

    A father and his filmmaker son explore an untold story of 1,000 Jews stranded in the winter of 1941 on the frozen Danube, waiting a life-or-death decision to be taken by their would-be rescuer, senior Mossad agent Ruth, and her agents in a hotel room in Istanbul.

    Year: 2006
    Language: Hebrew, Eng...

  • One Day After Peace

    Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, Robi Damelin later lost her son, who served in the Israel Defense Forces. At first she attempted to initiate a dialogue with the Palestinian who killed her child. When her overtures were rejected, she embarked on a journey back to South Africa.

    Year...

  • Marrying an Ice Cream Factory

    Velvel, Ranni’s father, was a poor orphan, who married Raya Strauss and began working in the family owned factory (which started as a small dairy farm and became one of the biggest food conglomerates in Israel). 8-millimeter reels, discovered after his death, arouse questions that lead Ranni to e...

  • To See If I'm Smiling

    Six Israeli women give a personal account about their life in the Israeli army — a female point of view on the drama of an unending war, and on the moral challenges soldiers face during encounters with the Palestinian population. 

    Year: 2007
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Tamar Ya...

  • State-Less

    Adi Khavous, an artist who lives a vagabond lifestyle, left home in Israel and now lives in Canada as a solitary immigrant, pursuing his dream to break through as a rock-n-roll singer.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew and English, English subtitles
    Director: Sharon Hoter-Ishay
    Producer: Sharon Hoter-...

  • Kosher Beach

    The beautiful coastline of Tel Aviv draws devoted beachgoers eager to find peace and relaxation in the Mediterranean. Among these are residents of Bnei Brak, a closed Orthodox suburb, who frequent a gender-segregated stretch of seaside, closed off to the neighboring gay beaches with a modesty fen...

  • Ghetto Uprising – The Untold Story

    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world, but its generally accepted story is incomplete. Among the fighters was a group that was not granted commemoration, although it had a crucial part in the success of the historic uprising.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, ...

  • Long Live King David

    Is the Biblical story of David's Kingdom indeed true? This question divides the academic world. Typical of the Holy Land, this academic argument has come to involve politics, religion, and many emotions. The film sets out on a journey to find the answer, and reveals unexpected findings about the ...

  • Sustainable Nation

    In a world where water is everything, three Israeli innovators are applying water technology to an increasingly thirsty planet.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew and English, English subtitles
    Director: Micah Smith
    Executive Producers: Raphael Shore, Mitchell R. Julis
    Producers: Rebecca Shore, David C...

  • 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

  • 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....

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 50 Years 50 Faces

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

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Moshe Alafi
    Producers: Alafim Productions

  • 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, English subtitles
    Director: Eyal Boers
    Producers: Michael Treves, Andre Boers – Dynamic Flash

  • 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...