Historical Documentaries

Historical Documentaries

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Historical Documentaries
  • A13901

    Two Holocaust survivors live in a tiny apartment. The movie portrays the daily routine of one day in their life, getting up, dressing, every little action takes an eternity, creating a flex in time.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Tal Haim Yoffe
    Producer: Tal Haim Yoffe

  • 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...

  • Next Generation

    This documentary tells the story of heroic people who rescued the entire Jewish population of Bulgaria during World War II. It isn't a historical film, but rather an emotional journey of the local survivors' direct descendants, who are looking for their family roots and long-lost ties with their ...

  • 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
    Director: Yair Qedar
    Producer: Yair Qedar
    Writer: Yair Qedar
    St...

  • 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
    Languages: Yiddish & English, English subtitles
    Director...

  • 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 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
    Di...

  • Sabena Hijacking

    From the writer of "Fauda" comes this intense docu-drama based on the events of May 8, 1972, when four hijackers from the Palestinian organization "Black September" took control of a Sabena commercial airliner from Brussels to Tel Aviv.

    Year: 2015
    Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic & French, Eng...

  • 50 Years 50 Faces

    This is the story of Jerusalem, through various residents from the western and eastern parts of the city.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Moshe Alafi
    Producers: Alafim Productions

  • Jews, Third Time

    As the State of Israel celebrates 70 years of independence, Rino Zror compares between the current Jewish state and the previous, historical ones. The resemblance is overwhelming. Only twice before can a full Jewish sovereignty be found: one lasted only 75 years, during the First Temple period, a...

  • Live or Die in Entebbe

    Operation Entebbe, hailed as the most brilliant rescue operation in recent history — and Israel's greatest mythological raid — is the Mimouni family's greatest tragedy.

    Year: 2012
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Eyal Boers
    Producers: Michael Treves, Andre Boers – Dynamic Flash

  • Blues By the Beach

    Fate brings filmmakers together in Israel in April of 2003. They begin a documentary about a live music blues bar by the beach in Tel Aviv called Mike’s Place. The aim is to show there is more to the Middle East than seemingly endless war and terrorism. Filming people having a good time stops abr...

  • South Wind on Hilton Beach

    This documentary reveals the history of surfing in Israel and creation of a Tel Aviv subculture, which turned its back on the Israeli nature and for a brief and special moment, became the leading youth trend in Israel. It is a film about being Israeli, and trying to escape from it.

    Year: 2006
    La...

  • Six Day War Project

    Get a play-by-play of the incredible Six Day War in 1967, including the ins and outs of Israel’s strategy, leadership, and impressive military feats. But more than that, it opens the door to important questions and issues that Israel faced in the aftermath of the war, and still does to this day.
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  • Narratives: The Palestinian Story Explained

    OpenDor Media explores the challenging concept of “narratives” — how different people and groups can have different perspectives about historical events. Here they delve into the establishment of the State of Israel, which opens the door for big questions about Israel’s story, people, and future....

  • 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...

  • Long Live King David

    Is the Biblical story of David's Kingdom indeed true? This question divides the academic world. Typical of the Holy Land, this academic argument has come to involve politics, religion, and many emotions. The film sets out on a journey to find the answer, and reveals unexpected findings about the ...

  • Ghetto Uprising – The Untold Story

    The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world, but its generally accepted story is incomplete. Among the fighters was a group that was not granted commemoration, although it had a crucial part in the success of the historic uprising.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, ...

  • 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...

  • The Binding of Yitzhak

    Did Yigal Amir know that during the Israel Security Agency's initial interrogation, on the night he assassinated Yitzhak Rabin, he was almost killed by an agent charged with protecting him? It's the first time this story has been told.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English Subtitles
    Director: Nat...

  • The Legacy: Ben Zion Netanyahu

    A first glimpse into the life of Ben Zion Netanyahu, father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as a Zionist, an intellectual, and a world-renowned historian. The documentary was filmed just before Ben Zion died at the age of 102.

    Year: 2012
    Languages: English and Hebrew, English subtitles
    Dir...

  • 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...

  • 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...