Human-Interest Documentaries

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Human-Interest Documentaries
  • 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

  • Israeli Artisan Cheese

    The land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been recognized for its deep spiritual significance since the beginning of modern civilization. It also has a long history of cheese making.

    Year: 2013
    Language: English
    Producer & Host: Will Studd

  • 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...

  • Jerusalem ER

    Hadassa Hospital is located in the ethnically charged buffer zone between Jerusalem's Palestinian and Israeli communities. This is the story of its ER, as seen through the eyes of two female doctors, a Jewish immigrant from Chile and a Palestinian Israeli from the north of Israel.

    Year: 2012
    Lan...

  • 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

    At the age of 29, Tzafrir decides to fulfill a childhood dream and drive through Israel on an electric toy car. With the hope of understanding what he wants to do with his life, he goes on the journey and meets people that help him do just that.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Dir...

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Senior Moments

    Funny, witty, bold, and revealing, meet 10 resilient elderly folks surviving old age with a vengeance. The film cohesively samples a cultural variety of personalities in modern-day Israel and provides an inspiring outlook about what it means to be old today.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, Arabic, ...

  • 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

  • Agriculture in the Negev – Today's Desert Pioneers

    Meet some of the miracle workers who are pushing forward the frontiers of desert agriculture. Get your popcorn and family, and watch this entertaining 40-minute video that will amaze and inspire you. Hear about the creative irrigation systems and growing techniques of crops like the jojoba plant,...

  • 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...

  • 1 Building and 40 People Dancing

    Across from the municipal music hall in Bat Yam, there is a large, run-down concrete building. It was built as part of the public housing project in the 1950s, and most of the tenants have been living there since.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew and Russian, English subtitles
    Director: Miki Polonski...

  • 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