Phoenix, 32 years old, was born and raised in the African Hebrew Israelite community in Dimona, a small city in the desert of Israel. When he was only 3 years old, his father was expelled from the community to the USA, because he tried to reveal some of the innermost secrets of the community. As ...
The Kosher Beach is a gated 100-meter strip of beach in Tel Aviv with dedicated days for women and men to bathe separately. It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, but for the "Brave Bunch", a female Orthodox sisterhood from Bnei-Brak, it’s light years away. It’s their...
To Die in Jerusalem
This instant-classic Israeli documentary unabashedly explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the personal loss of two families.
This program may contain strong language, nudity, and/or violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
Language: English, Hebrew & Arabic, English subti...
Through a heroic story, this film presents narratives of the Holocaust as told by different members of the ultra-Orthodox community, portraying a complex relationship between ultra-Orthodox Jews and the memory of the Holocaust, while dealing with the biggest question of all — where was God during...
The Children of Teheran
The rescue of the Children of Teheran from the clutches of the Final Solution in Europe stands out as one of the key stories of rescue in the history of modern Zionism. This is the never-before documented story of the audacious rescue of 800 Jewish children from occupied Poland, through Tehran.
This is the first time ever that snipers of the Israel Defense Forces were given permission to be interviewed for a film. After five weeks of training an Israeli soldier can become a sniper if he chooses to. Snipers are part of every combat unit. The war scenes in the film were taken by combat so...
Over the past 30 years, more than 10,000 Palestinians have been recruited as Israeli collaborators in the Occupied Territories. Under constant threat by Palestinian authorities and society and rejected by Israelis who have no desire to welcome them into their own neighborhoods, these collaborator...
Menachem Begin - Peace & War
This powerful film was produced in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and presents a surprising and unfamiliar portrait of Israel’s sixth prime minister. Menachem Begin led Israel for six dramatic and tumultuous years, which produced waves that are ...
HAREDIM - Orthodox Quarantine
March 2020, a mysterious virus is attacking humans all over the world, ripping many casualties. International and national Health Systems are helpless in the face of the virus and its morbid effects. In Safed, Israel, members of one Hasidic family find themselves in a completely unknown
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"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...
Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After the shooting ended the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette off the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her ter...
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 ...
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 ...
Box For Life
Noah Klieger is the last living survivor of Auschwitz's boxing team and the oldest still active journalist in the world. In between, he saw from close up and survived many of the defining events of the 20th century, and some of the events he may have even steered a bit. 91-year old Klieger is a J...
On This Happy Note
Anat Gov, one of the most influential playwrights in Israeli theatre, is preparing for her death. She asks Arik Kneller, an artists’ agent, to be the executor of her will. Arik struggles to accept the humor and serenity with which she faces her upcoming end. Anat, consciously accepting her nearin...
What does a mother do when her son is in danger? She pulls him out of the lion’s mouth. A female-driven, grassroots protest movement takes on the military establishment and challenges the patriarchal society of Israel to stop a bloody war that has been raging for years.
A Lullaby For the Valley
Eli Shamir paints the views from his studio – endless farm fields, ancient oaks and a generation of farmers disappearing from the Jezreel Valley. His large oils are prized by collectors worldwide. A chance encounter with one painting leads director Ben Shani to begin documenting Shamir at work. N...
21 Days Inside
The body of a two-year-old toddler is found at the bottom of a well at a Bedouin village in the Negev Desert. His mother is arrested the very same day, suspected of committing murder. During 21 days of detention and interrogation, police officers exploit her weaknesses in order to make her confes...
The Burdensome Stone
The Foundation Stone - the "Holy of Holies" on Jerusalem's Temple Mount - is believed to be the spot where the world was created - and where it will end... In this breathtaking documentary, the secrets and forces clashing over this ancient stone are unraveled. Through a wide range of spiritual an...
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...
From Slavery to Freedom
"From Slavery to Freedom" portrays the story of Soviet "Refuseniks" through the prism of Natan Sharansky's biography. In 1977, Sharansky, a famous human rights activist, was arrested on charges of spying for the USA, treason and anti-Soviet agitation. The film takes you back to a Soviet era where...
This film brings to life a lost interview with one of modern history's greatest leaders, David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968, he is 82 and lives in the desert. Ben-Gurion's introspective soul-searching provides a surprising vision for crucial decisions Israel needs to make today. At the time of the glob...
Rain in Her Eyes
The Maoz Chaim children's house. 1943. A gunshot echoes, followed by silence. 11-year-old Dvora'le is orphaned. Her mother is found, shot in the head. Journeying into the past, the filmmaker returns to the childhood of his mother, author Dvora Omer, whose book touched the lives of generations of ...
Nazareth Cinema Lady
This is the story of Safa Dabour, a religious Muslim from Nazareth, who established the first and only Arab cinematheque in Israel. Safa's father and husband passed away while she was a young mother to two young boys however years later she succeeded in taking charge of her own fate and freedom a...