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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Our Struggle

    Through the microcosm of one family’s history, "Our Struggle" offers a unique glimpse into the past, present, and future of the State of Israel, a continuum that is closely intertwined with our own past, and at the same time reflects the current areas of conflict between the societies, cultures, ...

  • The Art of Security

    They used to call him the Israeli "Rambo". But these days, not many would recognize that Marc Provisor has spent the past quarter-century working as one of Israel’s leading experts in combating terror.

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • When the Smoke Clears

    Follow the true stories of young Israeli soldiers whose injuries leave them fighting for the strength to live. Making breakthroughs and finding meaning by reaching out to those in need, they discover that what didn’t kill them really did make them stronger.

    This program may contain strong langua...

  • My Home

    Minorities make up 20% of Israel’s population, with the Jewish majority referring to them collectively as “Arabs.” Many in Israel, and around the world, believe this minority to be hostile to the State of Israel. But there are Arabs who see Israel as a worthy place.

    Year: 2016
    Language: English,...

  • 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...

  • The Legacy - Ben Zion Netanyahu

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

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

  • Border of Pain

    Lacking adequate medical resources, patients in the Palestinian territories requiring advanced treatments in Israel are faced with a rigid bureaucratic wall. Ruth Walk’s documentary examines the interdependence of the Israeli and Palestinian health services and medical systems. Testimonies of pat...

  • 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

  • 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

  • There and Here

    This is the story of three ex-pilots and a navigator, all in their 80's, who in their youth embodied the perfect image of the model Israeli "Tsabar." The four decide to come clean about their true identities as Holocaust survivors and venture out on a journey throughout their lost childhoods, the...

  • Buried Alive

    The struggle of a middle-aged woman who sets out in search of her husband, a member of the Israeli Black Panthers who disappeared 20 years earlier under mysterious political circumstances.

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

    Year: 199...

  • The Ceremony

    At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni is preparing to command a national ceremony for Israel's Independence Day. Just like in each of the last 30 years, he goes through an arduous series of training, routine formation, and foot drills for the traditional military parade, a job no other person i...

  • Touching the Sky

    Female Israeli soldiers have had the right to apply to flight school for over twenty years. But only few have earned their wings, with the issue of gender still a major topic for cadets, officers and within society at large. We follow the young women who made it to the IAF’s most exclusive progra...

  • Death in the Terminal

    After the controversial 2015 terrorist attack in 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 picture 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 &...

  • The Binding of Yitzchak

    Did Yigal Amir know that during Israel’s 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.

    This program may contain strong language, nudity, and/or viole...

  • 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.

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

    Year: 2012
    Language: Hebrew, ...

  • The Man Who Tried to Prevent War

    Original Israeli drama about the decision-making process before the Six Day War and Prime Minister Levi Eshkol's attempts to prevent the war.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles (use CC to activate)
    Director: Gideon Ganani
    Producer: Riki Shelach
    Starring: Dov Glickman, Rami Heuberger,...