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AICE Israeli Film Festival Shines Spotlight on Queer Lives

The AICE Israeli Film Festival has announced its 2015 programme, featuring 35 titles across six categories, screening in four cities from August 17 – 30 at Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Canberra..View More

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Lineup released for Jerusalem Film Fest 2015

Lia van Leer, the founder of the Jerusalem Film Festival, who passed away last March, structured the event so that it would bring much-needed attention to Israeli filmmakers, and this year’s a..View More

Barak Shavit

Young Israeli Director Initiates Indiegogo Campaign for Consciousness Film

Hip, young, successful Israeli film director and producer Barak Shavit has a dream.  Rather than focus on the usual concerns of Israelis-the Israel-Palestinian conflict, or a start-up..View More


Calling artists 'tight-asses,' minister escalates culture clash

Culture Minister Miri Regev continued on Thursday to stoke the fires of conflict which has raged in recent days between herself and Israel’s artistic community, calling the country’s and..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

Sumna's Letter (2011)

Ha-Mikhtav shel Sumna

Directed by: Timna Goldstein Chatab, Hadar Kleinman

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Hannah Star was adopted as an infant from Romania to Israel and was sent to a boarding school at age 13.  As she approaches her 18 birthday, she decides to go on a journey in search of her and.. View More

Dark Side (2014)

Hatsad Hafel

Directed by: Natalie Assouline Terebilo

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86-year-old Moshe Knebel appears to be a regular grandfather. Maybe a tad sturdier and stronger than most, but still a normal old man. Moshe Knebel, however, is anything but ordinary. He took Today,.. View More

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