Human-Interest Documentaries

Human-Interest Documentaries

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Human-Interest Documentaries
  • Hope in the Holy Land

    An American Christian with a deep love for Israel sets off on a journey across the Holy Land to confront his indifference toward the Palestinians and to search for the deeper truths behind one of the most perplexing and debated conflicts in the world. Along the way, he discovers the painful strug...

  • 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...

  • H.I.Jew Positive

    "I've got it... I am H.I.Jew positive," a young Polish student summed up his feelings when he found out he was Jewish. Stories like that abound in Poland as many people have discovered that their parents kept their true identity hidden from them — the fact they were Jewish, second and third-gener...

  • 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...

  • Reinventing Rosalee

    Rosalee Glass, a 101-year-old Holocaust survivor, transformed her destiny and lives her dreams. In her late 80's, she began an acting career, won a senior beauty pageant, starred in a Super Bowl commercial, and dared to ride Alaskan sled dogs at the age of 100.

    This program may contain strong la...

  • The Dreamers

    An Orthodox teacher and wigmaker embark on a journey to fulfill their dreams of making movies within their closed society. Like other Orthodox women who have made films for female audiences, they feel a need to express themselves despite rabbinical censorship.

    Year: 2011
    Language: Hebrew, Englis...

  • Seder Trek

    The director sets out to Nepal to shoot two different films: The first, about the largest Passover Seder in the world taking place in the Kathmandu Valley, and the second, a journey into the spectacular Nepalese Himalayan Mountains. What emerges is the seemingly impossible connection between thes...

  • In the Shadow of King David

    Since the first excavations began in the mid-19th Century, archaeologists have come to Silwan, a picturesque Palestinian village outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. There, they hunt for the legendary biblical city of King David. But in the last two decades, this obsession with antiqui...

  • The United States of Fashion Designer Elie Tahari

    For more than 50 years, fashion designer and mogul Elie Tahari has been living the "American Dream." He arrived in New York in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar empire.

    Year: 2021
    Language: English, English subtitles (...

  • Voices From the Booth

    We meet them at school gates, in underground parking lots, at the entrances of shopping malls, and many other places. There are tens of thousands of security guards in Israel, most of Russian origin. Many of them used to be well-respected professionals or artists, yet immigrated to Israel at an o...

  • Walking Through Fire

    Overcoming disabilities and painful loss, Yaakov Guttman rose to create his own destiny.

    Year: 2018
    Language: English
    Producer: SINAI Schools

  • 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...

  • One Eye Wide Open

    A fascinating documentation of the craft of artist Zvi Lachman during the years 1998 through 2008. Access into Lachman's inner world through his works of art reveals and surprisingly discloses that the point of origin of his work is very similar to the director's. To make room for the physical an...

  • The Secret

    This is the fascinating story of Polish citizens who learn, often after living a lifetime as Christians in a Communist nation, that they are indeed of Jewish origin. Trapped between the familiar Polish world and an alien Jewish world, these “new Jews” often find themselves adrift in a country whe...

  • The Journey of Vaan Nguyen

    The Vietnam War was traumatic, and shook the consciousness of the West. Millions of Vietnamese people fled their homes to the cruel sea to save their lives. The “boat people” who survived the journey and were given asylum in new lands, can now recount their ordeal. Decades later, some still have ...

  • Taqasim

    Israeli musician Felix Mizrahi takes us to his native Cairo in search of recordings by his brother, Faraq Ibrahim, a famous violinist who died tragically when Felix was a boy. During Felix's childhood, there were 200,000 Jews in Cairo; today the remaining families are counted on the fingers of on...

  • Hidden Face

    Through a heroic story, this film presents narratives of the Holocaust as told by different members of the ultra-Orthodox community, portraying a complex relationship between ultra-Orthodox Jews and the memory of the Holocaust, while dealing with the biggest question of all — where was God during...

  • The Wounded Healer

    Criminologist Dr. Dan Philipp has devoted his career to treating sexual offenders, yet this intense encounter with evil has not shaken his belief in the basic humanity of even the worst criminals. At 87, Dan travels to his hometown of Aachen, Germany, to attend a memorial ceremony for Gisela, his...

  • Tunnel of Hope

    The painful memories and hopeful reflections of three generations of Jews tragically affected by the Holocaust, merge into one incredible narrative of perseverance and survival. In 1943, 250 Jewish slave workers successfully escaped from a Nazi labor camp in Novogrudok, Belarus, via a tunnel they...

  • Gisi

    Gisi Fleischmann believed she could stop the Holocaust if only she succeeded to raise enough money. She led a resistance group in Slovakia, which tried to stop the transports to Auschwitz, by bribing Nazi officials. Her story had been almost forgotten, until the Slovak National Theatre staged a p...

  • Into the North

    A group of Czech Jewish teenagers sets out on a journey to the North. Without their parents to look after them, they must rely on each other. That's how their great adventure starts. They spend four years in Denmark, an oasis in the midst of raging World War II. More than 70 years later, they are...

  • Sidewalk

    A documentary poem interweaving seven parallel stories of children on their way to school and back, "Sidewalk" offers a glimpse into the rare moments of true independence afforded to these young schoolchildren.

    Year: 2007
    Languages: Arabic, Turkish & Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Duki Dror...

  • A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

    The Mikveh ritual is the final step in the process of joining the Jewish people. The converts, both men and women, are required to immerse themselves in the Mikveh in the presence of three rabbinical judges, while the women wear nothing but a robe. This ceremony served as the basis for the "'A Ta...

  • Red Vibes

    Set in an industrial zone of Tel Aviv, a group of charismatic young artists, immigrants from the former Soviet Union, whose provocative punk-trash music and rebellious ideology of ”Black Communism” make them too defiant for the fragile Israeli society. Ausweis & Friends engage in the creative pro...