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Shadow in Bagdad

Shadow in Baghdad: Israeli Filmmaker Duki Dror Chronicles Extinction of Iraq’s Jewish Community

Throughout his career Duki Dror has made hard-hitting films about Vietnamese boat people adjusting to life in Israel, criminals serving life sentences in an Illinois prison, a Palestinian-Israeli by..View More

Arik Einstein

Arik Einstein the Film Actor: The Essence of Israeli Masculinity

In almost all the eulogies heard since Arik Einstein's death, along with praise for his musical talents there was an emphasis on his considerable ability as a film actor. Although Einstein was with..View More

Dolphin Boy

‘Dolphin Boy’ Gets Picked Up by Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios has bought the rights for “Dolphin Boy,” an Israeli-made documentary film about Morad, an Israeli Arab teenager who was healed by Eilat’s dolphins a a..View More

5 Broken Cameras

Israeli Film Wins Best Documentary at International Emmys

An Israeli film directed by a Palestinian and an Israeli was named best documentary at the 41st annual International Emmy Awards. “5 Broken Cameras,” which was nominated for an Academy..View More

Batsheva Dancers

The Obsessed Filmmaker

Tomer Heymann is, admittedly, a man obsessed. It’s been seven years since the documentary filmmaker embarked on his latest project, “Mr. Gaga,” about Ohad Naharin, the iconic and a..View More

Mom, Dad, I'm Muslim

Dispatches from the Other Israel Film Festival: “Mom, Dad, I’m Muslim.”

In recent years there have been a rash of documentaries of Muslim converts (or reverts as they are called in Islam), as there seems to be a particular fascination with white Westerners who decide to..View More

Narco Cultura

A Foray Into The Blood-Soaked ‘Cultura’ Of Mexico’s Cartels

Following police through Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez — reputedly the world’s homicide capital — the Israeli filmmaker Shaul Schwarz finds mutilated corpses and gutters with..View More

Udi Aloni

A Place of Pain, a Place of Honesty

Udi Aloni would like to be able to say that the 2011 murder of Juliano Mer-Khamis has not destroyed his spirit; that his dearly departed friend’s Freedom Theatre company is forging ahead, that..View More

It's Better to Jump

It's Better to Jump: Film Review

This impassioned documentary concerns the economic and cultural clashes occurring in the ancient Israeli city of Akka.The sight of young people happily jumping from a massive stone wall into the sea..View More


Film Program Hosts Amos Gitai’s Cinema

The new program at Pera Film Museum starts on Nov. 20. Pera Film, in collaboration with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of Israel, presents the program Homeland and Exile: of..View More

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