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Murder at Cinema North
Set in 1957 in the newly-formed state of Israel, Murder in the Cinema North is a gripping tale of forgiveness and the haunting legacy of the Holocaust. After attempting to rob the Cinema North cashier, young Holocaust survivor Tommy Blitz kills Italian-Jewish engineer Fidia Fiatelli, shocking the...
Lea Koenig's Love
"Lea Koenig's Loves" is a touching and introspective film that follows the life and career of the legendary Israeli actress Lea Koenig. Through a series of interviews, archival footage, and dramatic reenactments, the film tells the story of Lea's two great loves - the theater and her husband, dir...
The Teshuva movement broke out in the early 1970s. Secular Israelis became fundamentalist religious and named 'Baalei Teshuva'. They tried to assimilate into Haredi (Ultra Orthodox) society, but were not accepted. Many of the second generation returned to become secular or were dropped out of the...
Mom is Not Crazy
Already on their second date, Amira took Michael to meet her therapist, so that the therapist could explain to him about her mental state. Michael wasn't alarmed. They now have four children together, even if they live on the edge. Michael knows all the fastest routes to the emergency room and th...
The agents of the Jewish General Security Services (SHABAK) are known as "Moses' Spies". The continuing threat to the holy places of Islam in Israel has led the Israeli Security agency (SHABAK) to establish the Jewish department. This film is about recruiting undercover agents to infiltrate and a...
The Long Way Home
"The Long Way Home" is a 1997 American documentary film directed by Mark Jonathan Harris. It depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II that contributed to the creation of the State of Israel. The film's emphasis is on the pitiful conditions for Jewish refugees in Europe after the w...
The film examines the events surrounding the kidnapping and murder of Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrach by Hamas terrorists in the summer of 2014. The parents of each boy recall their short lives and how this tragedy has impacted upon their families. Arab affairs analyst for Israel...
It is No Dream - The Life of Theodor Herzl
"It is No Dream" explores the life and times of Theodor Herzl, father of the modern state of Israel. Narrated by Academy Award winner, Sir Ben Kingsley and starring Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as the voice of Theodor Herzl, the film examines how Herzl, a well known journalist and playwri...
In Search of Peace
"In Search of Peace" chronicles Israel's first two decades, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. Combining a rich tapestry of rare archival film and photos, the film offers a unique global perspective on one of the seminal events in the 3,500-year history of the Jewis...
The Prime Ministers - Part 2 - Soldiers and Peacemakers
"The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers" follows the experiences of Ambassador Yehuda Avner during the years he worked for Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin. Based on Ambassador Avner's best-selling book, "The Prime Ministers", the film opens in 1974 as Rabin becomes the cou...
The Prime Ministers - Part 1 - The Pioneers
Based on the best-selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, "The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers" takes the audience inside the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, G...
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the holiest Christian site, is shared by six dominations fighting each other for every square meter. Two Muslim families, guardians of the entrance key to the church, argue who is the true key custodian. Jonny, an Israeli police officer in charge, is...
Conversations between mothers and their families reveal haunting histories of women forced into marriage as young children. Born into Jewish communities in Yemen and Morocco where child marriage was a culturally sanctioned custom, these women’s voices went largely unheard. As they began to have b...
Eighty and Counting
The voices of "eightiesters" are as diverse as the humanity itself. The author Hermann Hesse. divided them into two categories: those who say "yes" to old age, who accept old age as a new natural reality. The second category say "no" to old age, they are trying to escape from it. These live a "fa...
"Anusim" - They are everywhere - Ultra-Orthodox Jews. They cannot be identified. Within them there is a struggle between the inner truth and the outside world. How did they become “Anusim”? Why are they and not others? The common line is a basic requirement in Orthodox society. You have to be ‘so...
When fans of the football club "Beitar Jerusalem" make their way to the Teddy Stadium, they hardly ever notice Nadia as she enters and makes her way to a classical ballet studio beneath the bleachers. The ceiling trembles, the cheering fills the room, but the studio remains isolated from Jerusale...
The Last Moment People
A human quest to rescue Israel's remaining wildlife. An all-out battle - without too many victories - for the future of Israel's unique natural environments and wild animals that fall - wounded, dead, run-over and poisoned.
The Sand and the Sea
The filmed account of a formidable intimacy, carefully built, between two solitary "heroes" who played a significant role in the creation of the State of Israel.
Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
Directors: Yael Kipper Zaretzky, Ronen Zaretsky
Producers: Yael Kipper Zaretzky, Ronen ...
"Touchdown Israel", a feature length documentary presents the broad religious and cultural diversity that is Israel, and illustrates how sports can be both metaphor and unifier for the world around it. American football has set down real roots in the holy land. The playing levels vary widely, but...
Marry Me However
FREE this week - The film tells the stories of LGBT men and women who, for religious reasons, decided to marry against their own sexual orientation, to comply with Torah laws and be accepted into their families and religious communities. Some shared their secret with their partners, some kept it ...
The story of five cashiers who work the same shift in a supermarket. Most are immigrants from Russia, others are native Israelis. The film follows their relationships, the mutual support and solidarity, dealing with the management and customers, their difficulties making a living and their workin...
The Last Fighters
This film accompanies the six last surviving Warsaw Ghetto uprising fighters, all over 80 years old, between 2003-2006. Kazik Rotem, Masha Futermilch-Gleitman, Pnina Greenspan and Aharon Carmi live in Israel. Brunk Spigel lives in Canada . Marek Edelman decided to remain in Poland. Their memories...
My Beloved Country
A literary-documentary journey into Block 461 in Ma'alot. The film presents cooperation and confrontation between documentary expression and the literary text written by the novelist Sara Shilo.
Languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Russian & Hindi, English subtitles
Directors: Yael Kipper, Rone...
The Three Yossi
This sociological journey back in time began over twenty years ago when several families were evicted from their homes. They got together and squatted in an abandoned building in Jaffa for two years. The children of all ages who lived there grew up around violence, poverty, and drugs-but also sol...
One Hundred Percent
The village of Beit Jann in the mountains of the Galilee holds the highest record of high school graduates in Israel, and possibly in the world. While the school only held a 12% graduation rate up to a few years ago, it has now climbed to 100%. Beit Jann inhabits a population of 12,000 Druze, an ...