Uri Zohar - The Return
The poster boy of Israeli avant-garde cinema, Uri Zohar, left the entertainment world to become an ultra-orthodox rabbi. Decades later, he is back at the helm, to make a new film. For the first time, he shares his own life story. The riveting portrait of a filmmaker-turned-rabbi is spiced up by s...
Rain in Her Eyes
The Maoz Chaim children's house. 1943. A gunshot echoes, followed by silence. 11-year-old Dvora'le is orphaned. Her mother is found, shot in the head. Journeying into the past, the filmmaker returns to the childhood of his mother, author Dvora Omer, whose book touched the lives of generations of ...
On This Happy Note
Anat Gov, one of the most influential playwrights in Israeli theatre, is preparing for her death. She asks Arik Kneller, an artists’ agent, to be the executor of her will. Arik struggles to accept the humor and serenity with which she faces her upcoming end. Anat, consciously accepting her nearin...
Arik Lavie - Why Didn't You Say So?
Yael Lavie, the daughter of Arik Lavie, one of Israel's most celebrated national singers, explores his turbulent childhood in Germany, the abandonment of his mother during the rise of the Nazis and his tortured relationship with women and his country.
Language: Hebrew, English & Hebre...
"Netiva" is a captivating documentary film that explores the life of Netiva Ben-Yehuda, a remarkable woman who made an indelible mark on the history of Israel. Through a series of insightful conversations with family, friends, and colleagues, director Lena Chaplin paints a vivid portrait of a wom...
Thirteen years after his death, the great actor Yossi Banai comes to life for one final encore, with a cinematic memoir led by his own deep iconic voice. Pieced together from numerous archival sources, Banai directs the spotlight on to his own image.
Language: Hebrew, English subtitle...
The Stand-Up Comedians
Get to know Israel's leading female comedians, as they work on their gigs and provide moving and amusing interviews about the hardships of breaking into an industry ruled predominantly by men.
This program may contain strong language, nudity, and/or violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
Lea Koenig's Love
"Lea Koenig's Loves" is a touching and introspective film that follows the life and career of the legendary Israeli actress Lea Koenig. Through a series of interviews, archival footage, and dramatic reenactments, the film tells the story of Lea's two great loves - the theater and her husband, dir...
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.
Languages: English and Hebrew, English subtitles
Before My Feet Touch the Ground
Summer 2011: 25-year-old Daphni Leef moves into a tent in the center of Tel Aviv to protest the cost of housing. Within a few days she becomes a leader and a face for the largest protest movement in the history of Israel. The film depicts the challenges a person at the forefront of a struggle mus...
The emotional tale of a big family that revolutionized photography in Israel, from their rise to their downfall. Using rare footage, Kobi Farag embarks on a journey to solve the riddle that is this family.
Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
Director: Kobi Farag
Producer: Mosh Danon
Artist Uri Lifshitz's studio has remained as it was during his lifetime. Nothing has been moved: his brushes, his paints, furniture, manuscripts and of course the paintings – three floors packed with 2000 forlorn works of art. Over the years, the Jaffa studio was visited by friends and intellectu...
A Lullaby For the Valley
Eli Shamir paints the views from his studio – endless farm fields, ancient oaks and a generation of farmers disappearing from the Jezreel Valley. His large oils are prized by collectors worldwide. A chance encounter with one painting leads director Ben Shani to begin documenting Shamir at work. N...
Box For Life
Noah Klieger is the last living survivor of Auschwitz's boxing team and the oldest still active journalist in the world. In between, he saw from close up and survived many of the defining events of the 20th century, and some of the events he may have even steered a bit. 91-year old Klieger is a J...
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.
Language: English, English subtitles (...