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Axelrod Performing Arts Center Presents 6th Annual Israel Film Festival

(DEAL, NJ) --The annual Axelrod Israel Film Festival opens on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. In its six year, the festival features eight exceptional films from..View More


Israeli Movie About 'Underground' Fighting Wins Best Action Film at Comic-Con 2016

  An Israeli movie about a promising new underground fighter won Best Action Film at the 2016 Comic-Con in San Diego. The 2015 movie, Underground,tells the tale of Omer, a..View More

Still from the movie 'Sand Storm'.

Israeli-Beduin film 'Sand Storm' to be released in US

Elite Zexner’s Sand Storm, a feature film about the struggles of two Beduin women, will be distributed by the Kino Lorber company. It will be released in New York in September and in..View More

Asaph Polonsky's ‘One Week and a Day.'

'One Week and a Day' wins top prize at Jerusalem Film Festival

The 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival, which took place at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from July 7-17 and featured a star-studded guest list topped by Quentin Tarantino, Laurie Anderson and Whit Stillman,..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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