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For Maysaloun Hamoud, the real shock of her film

Alcohol, drugs and lesbianism: Arab Israeli film faces backlash

Jerusalem (AFP) - The culture clash in "Bar Bahar" starts off when Nur, a veiled and conservative Muslim, moves into a flat with two other Arab Israeli women and sees their drug-taking, party-going..View More

Noam Pinchas, left, and Tal Barda co-directed and produced The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev, which screens Feb. 25


The upcoming Israeli film festival is a great way for Canadians to be exposed to Israeli cinema, says Irit Stopper, deputy consul general of Israel. Stopper said the Israeli film industry has in in..View More

Still from the film 'The boy from H2' Courtesy B'Tselem

The Boy from H2: Israeli film brings conflict into spotlight at Berlin festival

Israeli entry sheds an unpleasant spotlight onto life in the divided West Bank city of Hebron A 12 year old Palestinian boy is taken by a soldier to his parents, accused of throwing stones. "What's..View More

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Berlinale Premieres Its First Yiddish Film and Revisits an Israeli Classic

A meditative documentary about Samuel Bickels, a polyglot costume drama about Karl Marx and a star-studded André Aciman adaptation are among the films to watch for at this year's Berlin Film..View More



Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld

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Three gay Palestinian friends explore the contradictions in their lives with Jewish filmmaker, Witzenfeld. Khader is at ease with his relationship with an Israeli lover as just another dimension of.. View More



Directed by: Avishai Sivan

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Haim-Aaron is an ultra-Orthodox scholar living in Jerusalem, whose talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce to.. View More

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Rita Jahan Foruz (2012)

Rita Yahan Foruz

Directed by: Ayal Goldberg

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Rita Jahan Farouz immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family, when she was eight years old. Now on the eve of her forty-ninth birthday, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming.. View More

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