Human-Interest Documentaries

Human-Interest Documentaries

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Human-Interest Documentaries
  • 17 Seconds

    A coming-of-age drama that follows four outstanding adolescent athletes living at Israel's national sports academy.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Alon Marom
    Producer: Irit Dolev
    Writer: Alon Marom

  • My Home

    Minorities make up 20 precent 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: H...

  • 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.

    Year: 2018
    Language: English
    Producer: One Israel Fund

  • Broken Branches

    Through the eyes of her granddaughter and director of the film, Ayala Sharot, this short film tells the story of Michal Rechter, who left her family in Poland at age 14 and traveled to Mandatory Palestine, on the eve of the Second World War. The film won various international awards, including th...

  • Cornerstones: Hummus

    A seemingly simple, yet deeply rich and nutritious plate that serves as a breakfast and lunchtime staple for most people throughout the Middle East. Hummus has become a true phenomenon the world over, but where do its origins lay? And how much do we really know of its incredible history?

    Year: 2...

  • 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...

  • 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
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
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  • Cannabis Now, Journey to the Holy Land

    Israel is pioneering the field of medical cannabis and its uses. This short film takes off from the annual CannaTech convention in Tel Aviv to explore the story that unites researchers, growers, suppliers, and patients — revealing a journey filled with devotion, pain, and hope for a new understan...

  • 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

  • Love In: Israel

    Israel is a country of extreme diversity. When people here fall in love, the mix can be both explosive and beautiful. Lure’s “Love In” is a series in that looks at the unique ways couples around the globe express their love for one another. In the episode “Love In: Israel,” the director explores ...

  • The Light of Fire

    After losing 40 years of work in a sudden fire, American-Israeli artist Yoram Raanan begins painting again. But as surprising images emerge from his work, Yoram and his family are forced to realize how truly different everything has become. A film about heartbreaking loss and inspiring resilience...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Bird in the Room

    The short and turbulent life of Tirza Atar, daughter of poet Nathan Alterman — one of the all-time paragons of Israeli and Jewish culture — remains shrouded in mystery, many years after her tragic death at the age of 36. The film fuses the fascinating parts of the life and work of this woman of p...

  • Hand in Hand

    The story of Israel's first ever under-19 women's national lacrosse team

    Year: 2016
    Language: English
    Director and Producer: Hannah Epstein

  • Walking Through Fire

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

    Year: 2018
    Language: English
    Producer: SINAI Schools

  • Acceptance

    The daily routine at the Academy High School reveals tensions between the adolescent curiosity and the self-discipline required of professional dancers. Questions about femininity, sexuality and professional fulfillment arise on the brink of adulthood.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtit...

  • Uzzi

    At the age of 94, Professor Uzzi Ornan continues his lifelong struggles for upholding the secular and democratic image of the State of Israel, with his last endeavor to establish and secure civil burial rights where he lives.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Ido Weisman
    P...

  • The Dreamers' Field

    Three young childhood friends wish to escape their alienated life on the Israeli kibbutz and become London’s hottest rock band. The lack of audience, cultural differences, and lifestyle of illegal immigrants all force them to reevaluate their choices.

    Year: 2017
    Language: English and Hebrew, Eng...

  • I Am Israel

    Go on a soaring journey through the Land of the Bible, and get to know Jewish men and women whose very lives are a testimony to the promises of God.

    Year: 2017
    Language: English language
    Director: David Kiern
    Producer: Lance McAlindon

  • 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...

  • By the Grace of Heaven

    During Passover, and under the auspices of the coronavirus' eruption, the capital of Israel's ultra-Orthodox community — Bnei Brak — pays an especially high price.

    Year: 2020
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Directors: Yariv Mozer, Sigal Rosh
    Producers: Ronen Manelis‏, Sigal Rosh
    Writer: Yari...

  • Sustainable Nation

    In a world where water is everything, three Israeli innovators are applying water technology to an increasingly thirsty planet.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew and English, English subtitles
    Director: Micah Smith
    Executive Producers: Raphael Shore, Mitchell R. Julis
    Producers: Rebecca Shore, David C...

  • Kosher Beach

    The beautiful coastline of Tel Aviv draws devoted beachgoers eager to find peace and relaxation in the Mediterranean. Among these are residents of Bnei Brak, a closed Orthodox suburb, who frequent a gender-segregated stretch of seaside, closed off to the neighboring gay beaches with a modesty fen...