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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


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Home Alone

Dance on Film: The Moderni Series

Israel's rich modern dance scene is made more accessible and endurable through another of Israel's renowned art forms-- its film industry.   Israeli film has experienced significant growth the..View More


Big Bad Wolves

2013: A Year of Growth For Israeli Cinema

Although this year, Israel will not have a film competing for an Oscar, there is no doubt that Bethlehem, Israel's submission to the Academy will be seen by American audiences. 2013 brought Israeli..View More


Israel Film Center Recap: Doc Aviv

The 2013 Doc Aviv Film Festival included a diverse selection of Israeli premiere documentaries. On a oddly misty night in the new Tel Aviv port (though it felt more like London), the festival opened..View More


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