Historical Documentaries

Historical Documentaries

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Historical Documentaries
  • Sabena Hijacking - My Version

    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
    Director: Rani Sa'ar
    Producers: Nati Dinnar, Udi...

  • Uploading Holocaust

    ​Every year, Israeli high school students embark on a school trip to Poland to commemorate the Holocaust, known in Israel as "The Journey to Poland." Since it began in the late 1980s, the traditional journey includes 100 teenagers, 4 concentration camps, 3 mass graves, 2 ghettos and 14 memorial s...

  • 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

  • And There Was Israel

    This film returns to the origins of the creation of the State of Israel (from 1896 to 1948) and highlights the responsibility of the Western World.

    Year: 2018
    Language: French and English languages, English subtitles
    Director: Romed Wyder

  • 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...

  • A Mountain Tale

    The garbage mountain. That was the first purpose of what has become Ariel Sharon Park. This short animated film depicts the historical and ecological revolution of the land's evolution.

  • The Making of "Ben-Gurion, Epilogue"

    This is the story behind the making of the documentary film "Ben-Gurion, Epilogue," written and directed by Yariv Mozer. Deep in the archive, six hours interview with Israel's founding father, David Ben-Gurion, was discovered. He is 82 years old, he lives in the desert, removed from all political...

  • 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...

  • A State Behind the Scenes

    A journey to the backstage of the events on May 14, 1948 — leading up to the signing of Israel's Declaration of Independence. This dramatic story unfolds through the memories of those who were there to document, create, and witness this historic event. 

    Year: 2010
    Language: Hebrew, English subti...

  • 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, ...

  • Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

    Newly discovered 1968 interview footage of David Ben-Gurion — one of Israel's Founding Fathers and its first Prime Minister — reveals his prophecy, his dedication to Zionism, and a life filled with self-examination.

    Year: 2016
    Language: Hebrew and English, English subtitles
    Director: Yariv Mozer...