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  • God's Messengers

    A first-time, powerful inside look at the group of Jewish settlers who inhabit the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad. They believe that they are the connector to the narrative of Jewish history. Religious devotion, and Zionist fervor propel this group towards violence and extremism. Despite daily sq...

  • Crossings

    An intimate portrait of the military service of Israeli soldiers who serve as security examiners at the checkpoints surrounding Jerusalem. Despite their resistance to the assignment, they are in constant friction with the Palestinian population. For the first time in their lives they are exposed ...

  • Yes, Miss Commander!

    This film chronicles the events in an Israeli military training camp for boys with a criminal background. What is extraordinary about the program is that the chief officers are all women. They give orders to the recalcitrant and rebellious boys and force them to do more push-ups if they do not do...

  • Exodus - The True Story

    This is the story of three orphaned kids who in the end of World War II return home to discover they have no home and no parents. With no family left, they realize the only safe haven for them is Palestine. After a journey of two years across a shattered Europe and with help from the French gover...

  • Hummus - The Movie

    Restaurateurs, musicians, politicians,... everyone loves hummus. A story of faith, community and growth is told through the lens of a dietary staple and superfood: hummus! This documentary shows how food can bring people together.

    Year: 2015
    Languages: English, Arabic & Hebrew, English subtitles...

  • Mekonen - The Journey of an African Jew

    The film follows the backstory of Mekonen Abebe, a new commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, as he returns to Africa to explore his roots, make peace with his past and embrace his future in Israel.

    Year: 2016
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles (use CC to activate)
    Director: Rebecca Shore
    Pro...

  • Beneath the Helmet

    A coming-of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of eighteen, away from their homes, family and friends, they undergo a demanding, inspiring journey, revealing the core of who they are and who t...

  • Arik Lavie - Why Didn't You Say So?

    Yael Lavie, the daughter of Arik Lavie, one of Israel's most celebrated national singers, explores his turbulent childhood in Germany, the abandonment of his mother during the rise of the Nazis and his tortured relationship with women and his country.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, English & Hebre...

  • Last Stop

    A vast and perplexing labyrinth lies right in the heart of Tel Aviv, at the Central Bus Station. Living in and around it are thousands of refugees, children of migrant workers with no identity of their own and impoverished Israeli families who feel like strangers in their homes. A gritty and mesm...

  • Uri Lifshitz

    Artist Uri Lifshitz's studio has remained as it was during his lifetime. Nothing has been moved: his brushes, his paints, furniture, manuscripts and of course the paintings – three floors packed with 2000 forlorn works of art. Over the years, the Jaffa studio was visited by friends and intellectu...

  • Concrete

    The Israeli Defense Force operation "Cast Lead" in Gaza wasn't covered by the media due to a military embargo. For the first time, Israeli soldiers who took part in the conflict in 2009 speak out about their actions.

    This program may contain strong language and/or violence. Viewer discretion is ...

  • Life Sentences

    An Arab man marries a Jewish woman. They live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter. After it is discovered that the father is behind dozens of myserious terror attacks in the late 1960s, the mother flees the country with her kids to the other side of the w...

  • One Shot

    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...

  • Lieber-Man

    The meteoric rise of Avigdor Lieberman was the first sign of a new era in the state of Israel and with it, the fall of "the old elites," the right wing trend, and the emergence of "the second Israel" as the dominant political force. But Lieberman himself, who immigrated at the age of 20 without a...

  • Lebanon Dream

    When we first meet Samir Farhat, he is a successful Lebanese businessman profiting by importing luxury goods from Israel into Southern Lebanon during Israel's long military foray there (from 1982 to 2000). Farhat, a cross between Brecht's Mother Courage and a character in a Greek tragedy wears wh...

  • There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv

    The story of the chief Rabbi of the Jewish community of Copenhagen, who would come to be known as "Rabbi Doolittle". Arriving in Tel Aviv in 1936, Max Shorenstein left his honorable position, in order to fulfill a longtime dream: to build a zoo and teach the children of Palestine-Eretz Israel, th...

  • Kosher Beach

    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...

  • The Driving Spirit

    Menora Hazani, the film's director, embarks on a revealing journey with her father Benny Katzover and his pioneering friends, the leaders of the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria. Together they unfold the unique story of how a small number of resolved and determined young men decided and fi...

  • Trip of Compassion

    Thousands of PTSD victims live in Israel, which in recent years has been promoting an innovative treatment, namely psycho-active substances, known as psychedelic drugs. The film documents PTSD victims undergoing MDMA treatment at Israel's Be'er Ya'akov psychiatric hospital over several years.

    Th...

  • My Herzl

    In this intimate and surprising documentary, two brothers-in-law - one a filmmaker, the other a collector of Theodor Herzl's memorabilia - explore the legacy of Herzl's life and career.

    Year: 2013
    Languages: English & Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Eli Tal-El
    Producers: Tal-El Productions &...

  • 30 Kilometers Per Hour

    A 29-year-old Israeli decides to fulfill a childhood dream to drive across Israel on an electric toy car. With the hope of understanding what he wants to do with his life, the young man goes on this journey to meet people who help him do just that.

    Year: 2018
    Languages: English & Hebrew, English...

  • Planets - Four Variations of Detachment

    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...

  • Israel Inside

    Explore the positive characteristics of Israeli society from a humanistic, psychological, and emotional perspective. This insightful and uplifting documentary sidesteps the usual conversation of politics, conflict and violence, and tells the story of the Israeli people – whose resilience has prop...

  • To Err is Human

    Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the world, after cancer and heart disease. An Israeli former fighter pilot implements the pilots' learning model in the medical world — the simulation. The film reveals, for the first time, the human aspect, weaknesses and fears hidden behind...