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  • 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-...

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  • 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...

  • Grandma Sarah

    Sarah was born in Yemen 100 years ago. Her husband and four sons died, and she stayed with her six daughters. Despite all, Grandma lives life full of meaning and humor. Her hands are shaped as working tools, taking care of the garden, cats, and cooking.

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

  • 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
    Lan...

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • A Mirror for the Sun

    Tamar Ariel grew up in a religious home in southern Israel. Encouraged to follow her dreams, she did two years of voluntary National Service and then joined the Israeli Air Force, where she served as the first-ever Jewish Orthodox combat navigator. In 2014, seeking new experiences after her milit...

  • Café Nagler

    During the 1920s, Café Nagler was the hottest place in Berlin. The director embarks on a journey to find out what’s left of the legendary café owned by her family. After discovering that family myths don’t always match historical facts, she recreates her family’s, past together with her Berlin pe...

  • 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...

  • Fence Your Best

    Haim Hatuel started piercing his kids at the age of 5. Today, they are Israeli fencing champions. It all started a day after his release from the army, when he saw an ad that changed his life. He was accepted into a fencing academy, a social sport initiative aimed at turning street kids into law-...

  • Elish's Notebooks

    82-year-old Elisheva Rise passed away. As her children clear out her home, they find journals she secretly wrote to each of them, documenting their lives from their birth until her last day. Every evening she would sit in her kibbutz home and write to her seven children, whom she had never hugged...

  • Night Shift

    This is the story of Israel's toughest neighborhood through one night with a local cop. The neighborhood is home to the largest community of Ethiopian immigrants in the country and Rafi Mells is the only cop in charge of it. Unlike most cops, whose task is to maintain law and order, Rafi's work r...