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  • The Sign For Love

    When El-Ad was a child, his mother told him: “Raising you is like raising three kids.” Ever since that moment, he felt guilty for being deaf, and tried extra hard to be like everyone else. He became even more alienated after the tragic death of his mother and the breakdown of his family. El-Ad la...

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  • Uri Zohar: The Return

    The poster boy of Israeli avant-garde cinema, Uri Zohar, left the entertainment world to become an ultra-orthodox rabbi. Decades later, he is back at the helm, to make a new film. For the first time, he shares his own life story. The riveting portrait of a filmmaker-turned-rabbi is spiced up by s...

  • Married to the Marimba: A Street Performer's Life

    One-hour documentary about an American-born Jewish street performer named Alex Jacobowitz who plays the Marimba on the streets of Germany dressed obviously as an Orthodox Jew. The film was made over a period of approximately 14 years, and follows Alex through Europe to South Africa, Australia, an...

  • Toman: The Man Who Saved 300,000 Jews

    Zoltan Toman was the Czech Deputy Minister of the Interior from 1945 to 1948. He is credited with saving more than 200,000 Jewish refugees, most survivors of the Holocaust from the treacherous environment in post-war Poland, as well as with helping Israel secure Czech weapons used to fight the 19...

  • Border of Pain

    Lacking adequate medical resources, patients in the Palestinian territories requiring advanced treatments in Israel are faced with a rigid bureaucratic wall. Ruth Walk’s documentary examines the interdependence of the Israeli and Palestinian health services and medical systems. Testimonies of pat...

  • Cafe Noah

    In the 1950s Cafe Noah was one of the only places where Arabic music was performed. In the young state, this music was considered inferior - but there, some of the greatest musicians of the genre gathered to play together.

    Year: 1996
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Duki Dror
    Produ...

  • To Be Like Avi

    The coming-of-age story of three friends, refugees who fled Africa and left their families behind, learn today in Israel and dream of following Avi: the only refugee who obtained Israeli citizenship and joined the IDF.

    Year: 2012
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Inbal Sprinzak Goelm...

  • Buried Alive

    The struggle of a middle-aged woman who sets out in search of her husband, a member of the Israeli Black Panthers who disappeared 20 years earlier under mysterious political circumstances.

    Year: 1996
    Languages: Hebrew & Arabic, English subtitles
    Director: David Fisher
    Producer: David Fisher

  • The Optimist and the Buddhist

    After a separation of more than a decade, the conscience-ridden director of the film, returns to the kibbutz where he grew up to save his childhood friend who's become a reclusive handicapped refusing rehabilitation. The director devises a consistent and exhausting training routine with the aim o...

  • Hummus Curry

    For many years now, traveling to India has been a rite of passage in Israeli life. 
"Hummus Curry" offers an intimate, funny and never-seen-before look into the lives of the local Indians living in a small village packed with Israeli tourists.

    Year: 2006
    Languages: English, Hindi & Hebrew, Engli...

  • A Heartbeat Away

    Dr. Aki Tamir is an Israeli senior pediatric-cardiologist who leads a medical mission to Tanzania in order to preform heart surgeries on children. Out of hundreds of sick kids that travel the country to see Aki, he can chose only a few for a life saving operation. Things get complex when Aki meet...

  • I Saw Giraffes in India

    The Giraffes, a wild Israeli folk-rock band, go on a magical musical tour across India with an intended climax show in Goa. But the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai take the journey off-track and send the band on a search for the thousands of Israeli backpackers who fled Goa in fear of another attac...

  • After Nadav

    Avi and Yuval’s relationship was solid, until the devastating news arrived. Their son Nadav, a soldier in the Israeli army, was killed in Gaza. For three years, they tried to cope with their individual pain, which slowly drove them apart. Then, at age 47, Yuval announced: "I want another child."
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  • Clementine

    A fascinating investigation that mirrors the development of Israel itself. Shaking his own family tree in this beautifully-crafted documentary, Tal Yoffe discovers a pioneering kibbutznik filmmaker, a Czarist army officer, a Nazi-trained blacksmith, several war heroes, and a much-missed father.

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  • Before My Feet Touch the Ground

    Summer 2011: 25-year-old Daphni Leef moves into a tent in the centre of Tel Aviv to protest the cost of housing. Within a few days she becomes a leader and a face for the largest protest movement in the history of Israel. The film depicts the challenges a person at the forefront of a struggle mus...

  • The Green Dumpster Mystery

    Traveling on his scooter through Tel Aviv, filmmaker Tal Haim Yoffe finds a discarded box of old photographs in a green dumpster. This docu-detective film, slowly unwinds a family history, beginning in Lodz, Poland, and traveling through the Siberian Gulag, a Samarkand sugar plant, a Ha’apala shi...

  • The Hebrew Superhero

    The film explores the image of the Israeli hero in the world of comics — from the first comics hero created in 1936 until today. Israeli comics, after decades on the sidelines of the country’s culture, have become more and more popular. They have also grown increasingly important in shedding ligh...

  • The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Isaac Bashevis Singer, the famous Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize winner, wrote with a "harem" of dozens of translators behind him. Today nine remain to tell his story. Intimate interviews and exclusive archival footage combine to portray the story of an author who charmed his audiences, just like...

  • Photo Farag

    The emotional tale of a big family that revolutionized photography in Israel, from their rise to their downfall. Using rare footage, Kobi Farag embarks on a journey to solve the riddle that is this family.

    Year: 2016
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Kobi Farag
    Producer: Mosh Danon

  • Private Album

    The story of Israel's 70 years, as reflected in the private images of 17 Israelis. Each picture brings back to life a historic moment, major or minor. Filmmaker Kobi Farag leads the journey between people and images that create a new kind of history — a history of the people.

    Year: 2018
    Language...

  • Thanks to Luck and Good People

    Eight decades after that terrible war, Irene's daughter retraces the rocky and impossible family's journey against all odds. In a journey that will cover thousands of kilometers, bombarded roads, conquered cities, pogroms, ghettos, and countless dangers, the family members tried to survive.

    Year...

  • Carnal

    All he wanted was to provide some years of decent life for farm animals no longer deemed "profitable" — an "animal pension." But it turned out more expensive than he thought.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Avenr Matsliach
    Writer: Avenr Matsliach
    Producer: Avenr Matslia...

  • To Be Part of That Red

    An intimate and rare documentary about the last three years in the life of the late actress, Rozina Cambos. The story of a strong woman who was a diva during the communist regime in Romania, later immigrated to Israel, and became one of its most acclaimed theater actresses.

    Year: 2019
    Language: ...

  • My Terrorist

    This is a story of a girl who dreamt of being an officer in the IDF, who was a great patriot and who was shot and wounded in a 1978 terrorist attack on an El Al flight crew in London. Now a grown woman with daughters of her own, this mother does not allow them to leave their home for fear of Pale...

  • My Land Zion

    What young woman would leave New York to have her first child in a war zone? Who would choose to give birth in a place where kids get blown up riding on school buses or sitting in cafés? Where thousands of 18-years-olds kill or get killed as soldiers? I am that woman. I went home to give birth to...