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HBO Nabs North American Rights for Precious Life

Israeli documentary Precious Life marks an early pre-Toronto Film Festival sale as HBO acquires U.S. rights. Directed by Israeli broadcaster Shlomi Eldar and produced by Ehud Bleiberg and Yoav Life..View More


Balcony Set to Release Budrus

The award-winning feature doc "Budrus" from director Julia Bacha, will be coming to select theaters nationwide this fall via Balcony Releasing. A hit on the festival circuit, and winner at Tribeca 8..View More

Salt of This Sea

Spotlight on Salt of This Sea

"Annemarie Jacir's drama Salt of This Sea about a Brooklyn woman who travels to the West Bank and Israel to recover her roots-not to mention her Palestinian grandfather's house and bank account, in ..View More

Ajami Poster

Academy Award Nominee Ajami out on DVD

Kino International announced today the DVD release of last year's Ajami. Israeli-Palestinian filmmakers Yaron Shani and Scandar Copti's debut racked up considerable critical acclaim and numerous at..View More

Man Without A Cell Phone

Haifa International Film Festival Announces Israeli Feature Film Slate

Joseph Cedar, Ari Folman, Dover Kossashvili, Eran Kolirin, Samuel Maoz, Yaron Shani & Scandar Kopti are among the film makers whose first efforts were supported by the Israeli Film Fund, now its..View More


Spotlight on A Film Unfinished

"For almost half a century, an unfinished Nazi propaganda film of the Warsaw Ghetto, simply titled Das Ghetto and discovered by East German archivists after the war, was used by scholars and as a of..View More

Human Resources Manager - 5

Hollywood Reporter Review of The Human Resources Manager

LOCARNO -- Despite its ungainly title, The Human Resources Manager is a typically humane and observant drama from Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis about a personnel officer who goes beyond the call of..View More

Kareem Roustom

Kareem Roustom Picked as One of 6 Sundance Composer Fellows

Six composers have been selected as fellows for the Sundance Institute's 2010 Film Composers Lab, a two-week-long workshop where promising composers can hone their skills and learn from industry The..View More


Thomas L. Friedman on Precious Life

I just saw a remarkable new documentary directed by Shlomi Eldar, the Gaza reporter for Israel's Channel 10 news. Titled "Precious Life," the film tracks the story of Mohammed Abu Mustafa, a baby a..View More

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