Inventing our Life: the Kibbutz Experiment

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Directed by: Toby Perl Freilich
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A documentary examining the 100-year history of Israel's kibbutz movement, recreating its glorious past and chronicling its recent decline. The film focuses on the heartbreak and hope of the modern kibbutz as a new generation struggles to insure its survival.


Subject:Kibbutz, Politics, Adolescence
Director:Toby Perl Freilich
Production company:Toby Appleton Perl


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