Shot in the occupied territories before and during the Isaraeli invasion of Lebanon, Field Diary consists of about 50 sequence shots, mostly filmed from a moving car. Like an endless traveling shot, the film weaves hypnotically through occupied zones, occasionally slowing down or pausing to underscore a moment.
An experimental documentary on war, land, the Bible and filmmaking and a portrait of Israeli filmmaker Revital Ohayon, who along with her two children, was murdered in a terrorist attack on a West Bank kibbutz.
Tells the story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother at the vanguard of a movement to push Palestinian and Israeli societies to a new consensus for nonviolence and peace
In 2002, a group of officers and soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces issued a public statement that they would no longer participate in the "War of the Settlements", which they felt was corrupting Israeli society and oppressing the Palestinian people. Through interviews with the soldiers and their families this documentary examines the moral issues and the consequences of their action.
An unusually intimate glimpse inside the Israeli Defense Forces, and the conflicted role of women in the military. The documentary transpires in a crowded platoon of over fifty young women. It follows six young women from varied social, ethnic, and political backgrounds through basic training.
After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market. Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders.
The story of the surviving members of the Viennese Hakoah sports club women's swim team, a world-dominating competitor in the 1930s. The club was eventually shut down during Hitler's reign, though all the women managed to escape capture.
Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently-deceased German-born Jewish grandmother, beginning an unsettling journey into his family's history and discovering that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. .
Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative and at times irreverent quest to answer the question: What is anti-Semitism today? Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics?
Documentary of Israel's prestigious Women Field Officers School. It follows the lives of 5 women cadets in training as they cope with the pressures, challenges and fears of compulsory military service in Israel.
The Garden of Eden is the story of Gan HaShlosha, better known as the "Sakhne", one of the largest, most famous and most visited parks in Israel. During the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons of one full year, the film documents the park's transformation.
Raphaël Nadjari's extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars and critics - including Amos Gitai, Joseph Cedar, Avi Mograbi, Yehuda Ne'eman, Menachem Golan, Moshe Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz and Zeev Revach
Set in 1962 and narrated from the perspective of a 10-year old boy whose parents cannot agree whether to move to Canada or remain in Israel, Menachem envisions better oppurtunities in Canada while Rosa perceives the family as too deeply rooted in Israel to move abroad.
Over 1,000 years ago, Rabbi Meir tested the marriage vows of his wife, Bruriah, with a game of cruel temptation that pushed her to suicide. Modern-day Bruriah provokes her own husband with a quest to find the only remaining copy of her father's book that may have survived.
The so-called Israeli War of Attrition forced Shmuel Braverman to leave Israel and abandon his family. Secure with a new family and business in his new home, the United States, Shmuel returns to Israel to celebrate his son's completion of basic army training. But a tense trip with the whole family in a cramped supply van shakes up Shmuel's easy life and forces everyone to face hard truths.
Rivka and her husband are deeply in love, but he obeys his rabbi father and divorces her after 10 childless years of marriage. Rivka's sister Malka loves a man who has left Hasidism after joining the army, but accepts the marriage her parents have arranged to the rabbi's assistant
In Tel Aviv a Jewish professor, an Arab garbage collector, and a nun embark on an adventure in pursuit of their uncommon interests. Celebrates the differences that distinguish us and the enduring friendships that emerge when we accept them.
In the 1920s, Pesachʹke Burstein, the dancing-singing comedian, quickly became a leading figure in the Golden Era of Yiddish theater. He married raising star Lillian Lux and the two soon became the parents of twins. Before long the children were given stage names and accompanied their parents on tours. In time, the pressures of theatrical life would take its toll on the family.
As a teenager, filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her [Hasidic] Jewish community in Brooklyn for secular life in Manhattan. Many years later, Pearl's father has one wish: that she marry and return to the community . Pearl, however, takes a more creative approach to mend the breach.
Years after their parents had made a pledge that they would marry, a young couple meet and fall in love. The father of the young man had long before perished and the young woman's father, forgetting his vow, keeps the two apart.