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All Documentaries

  • Planets

    On cold distant orbits circling the hot Israeli sun, four stories of voluntary isolation: a butterfly hunter, a man with a bionic arm, an isolated family managing an autarkic farm in a deserted forest and a taxidermist specialized in pets. Connecting between these spaces and characters, a man wit...

  • Death in the Terminal

    After the controversial 2015 terrorist attack in the Beersheba’s bus station, Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry set out to tell the story of the people caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Their testimonies are incorporated into security camera footage to present a surprising and complex pictur...

  • Spotting Yossi

    Thirteen years after his death, the great actor Yossi Banai comes to life for one final encore, with a cinematic memoir led by his own deep iconic voice. Pieced together from numerous archival sources, Banai directs the spotlight on to his own image.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English Subtitle...

  • Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever

    The incredible story of Avraham Sutskever, the greatest Yiddish poet, who saved manuscripts from the Nazis, survived WWII due to Stalin's special rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and died anonymously in Tel Aviv.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles (use CC to activate)...

  • The Seven Tapes of Yona Wallach

    A cinematic journey into the world of Yona Wallach, an Israeli poet, whose radical life and poetry ended with her death at an early age, leaving behind a myth and a trail of admirers.

    Year: 2012
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles (use CC to activate)
    Director: Yair Qedar
    Producer: Yair Qedar
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  • The Awakener: The Story of Y.H. Brenner

    In 1921, six dead bodies were found near the Red House between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. One was the body of Y.H. Brenner, a brilliant author, the sharp critic of his generation, a man of ambiguous sexuality and the characteristics of a raging prophet.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles (u...

  • Levantine

    Director Rafael Balulu goes on a journey in the footsteps of the Levantine thinker and author Jacqueline Kahanoff. Through encounters with her elderly friends in Paris, leading intellectuals in the Mizrachi discourse in Israel and fascinating Levantine women artists, he not only draws a portrait ...

  • The 5 Houses of Lea Goldberg

    She died 41 years ago, but even today, Lea Goldberg is still an enigmatic figure. She is Israel's most beloved poet, a woman who invented herself from the ashes of the first World War through her magical poetry.

    Year: 2011
    Language: Hebrew, English Sbtitles
    Director: Yair Qedar
    Producer: Yair Q...

  • Bialik: King of the Jews

    "King of the Jews" is a portrait of the most beloved Jew of his day, Chaim Nachman Bialik. By the age of thirty he'd already become the most famous poet in the Jewish world. He spent very few years living in Tel Aviv, but he loved the city dearly.

    Year: 2014
    Language: Hebrew, English Subtitles ...

  • Miss Blubstein, Rachel

    A documentary on the life of Hebrew poet Rachel Blubstein, known simply as Rachel, considered a national poet of Israel. Includes interviews with literary researchers, poets, historians, and biographers.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles (use CC button to activate)
    Director: Sivan ...

  • A Song of Friendship: Rabbi David Buzaglo

    Rabbi David Buzaglo was the greatest Hebrew liturgical poet of the twentieth century. Born in Morocco in 1903, his literary output had a major impact on a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English Subtitles
    Director: Rafael Balulu
    Producer: Yair Qedar
    Wri...

  • Muray, Shabazi's Riddle

    Very few details are known about Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, but 400 years after his death, Shabazi is as popular as ever and is considered one of the greatest Yemenite poets. The film takes the audience on a journey through the extraordinary life of one of the greatest Hebrew writers.

    Year: 2018
    Lang...

  • Systema

    A documentary film with a strong esthetic value, following the Israeli synchronized swimming team, observing the individual in its attempt to find a place in a collective.

    Year: 2010
    Language: English
    Directors: Ohad Milstein
    Producer: Ohad Milstein
    Writer: Ohad Milstein

  • WEEK 23

    The daughter of the Bishop is going through a high-risk identical twin pregnancy. After discovering that one of the fetuses died, she is recommended to terminate the pregnancy and kill her living fetus.

    Year: 2016
    Language: English
    Director: Ohad Milstein
    Producer: Ohad Milstein
    Writer: Ohad ...

  • The Hebrews

    12 videos

    The Hebrews initiative is a creative laboratory for biographical documentaries about prominent writers in the field of Hebrew and Jewish culture. The project invites top directors to create films that combine a biographical story, translation of the textual work into cinematic visuals, original m...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Transkids
    1 season

    Transkids

    1 season

    ‘Transkids’ is the result of four years of intimate and deep documentation of four teenagers and their families, shedding a brand new light on the personal and social impacts and implications of youth gender re-assigning - a subject which has been and still is controversial and delicate world wid...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Back to Life

    1 season

    An inspiring docu-reality series that follows the unique stories of patients and their families in a race against time while they wait for a lifesaving transplant in Israel. In each thematic episode, get an intimate look at the fight for survival of those who head the waiting list and simultaneou...

  • Eizenkot

    On January 15, 2019, Gadi Eizenkot completed four years as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and 40 years of service in the IDF.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Yariv Mozer
    Writer: Yariv Mozer

  • To Die in Jerusalem

    This instant-classic Israeli documentary unabashedly explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the personal loss of two families.

    Year: 2007
    Language: Hebrew and Arabic, English subtitles
    Director: Hilla Medalia
    Producers: Hilla Medalia, Ed Priddy, John Priddy
    Writer: Hilla Medalia
    Music...