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Rising Arab Film Star

Rising Israeli Arab TV Star No Longer Forced to Worry About Humiliating Airport Security Checks

Israeli cinema and television have provided Palestinian actress Samar Qupty with a showcase for her talent and enabled her to make small inroads against bigotry - even among the occasional airport a..View More


Israeli Basketball

'On the Map': Film Review

Dani Menkin's documentary recounts the inspiring tale of the Israeli national basketball team's 1977 win of the European Cup. There's no surer ingredient for a feel-good documentary than an sports a..View More


Oh La La

Oh La La! French comedy fest in Israel part deux

Once upon a time France was known for its dramas, but now, comedy is king in French cinema. The cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Sderot, Herzliya, and Rosh Pina, as well as theaters in..View More


PTSD Film

Israeli film on shell shock gets personal and political

At first, the men in the documentary film "Made Like a Gun" (in Hebrew, "Palsar Himalaya") seem very "Israeli." Rugged, tanned, fit, tough, slightly balding, a cigarette forever perched at the of of..View More

Oriented

Oriented

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

Tikkun

Tikkun

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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