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Promised Land (2004)

Ha'eretz Hamuvtachat

Directed by: Amos Gitai

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The journey of young Estonian girls that are smuggled through Egypt to be auctioned off as prostitutes in Israel. We then see a border of barbed wire and a group of young women being led to the.. View More

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Diplomat (2009)

Directed by: Dana Goren

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The story of the Diplomat, a luxurious hotel turned absorption center, a place where time has come to a standstill. This is the story of veteran immigrants of the former Soviet Union, residing at in.. View More

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Ukraine Brides 8 Years Later (2000)

Kalot Me'Ukraina 8 Shanim Ahrey

Directed by: Nili Tal

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The film revisits several Ukrainian brides and looks at what happened to them in the last eight years. Did the inter-continental marriages work? Or were they destined for failure? View More

400 Miles to Freedom (2009)

400 Miles to Freedom

Directed by: Avishai Mekonen, Shari Rothfarb Mekonen

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FOUR HUNDRED MILES TO FREEDOM is the story of co-director Avishai Mekonenâ's search to remember and reconcile what happened to him at age 10 in 1984, when he was kidnapped by slave in his.. View More

Shield of Solomon (2008)

Shield of Solomon

Directed by: Igal Hecht

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Thousands of men, women and children from Southern Sudan and the region of Darfur have been killed in what's described as the first genocide of the 21st century. Shield of Solomon, a new documentary.. View More

BANISHED

Banished (2008)

Girush

Directed by: Igal Hecht

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In August of 2005 Israel removed nearly ten thousand Israeli citizens from the Gaza strip. Though hailed as a great military success, the aftermath and rehabilitation of the removed has been as a of.. View More

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Gilad Shalit: 2 Years in Captivity (2008)

Directed by: Irit Gal

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On June 25 2006, a Palestinian resistance force in Gaza crawled out of a tunnel and attacked an IDF tank. Two Israeli soldiers were killed and Gilad Shalit, the gunner of the tank, was captured and.. View More

Enraged

Enraged (2006)

Directed by: Eyal Eithcowich

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A group of Jewish-Israeli activists refuse to sit back while the occupation continues. They bring food into Palestinian villages under curfew, tear down parts of the separation barrier, and serve as.. View More

Salt of This Sea

Salt of This Sea (2008)

Milh Hadha al-Bahr

Directed by: Annemarie Jacir

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Ben Gurion Airport. An American passport is placed on the counter. The security agent looks up to find Soraya, a third generation refugee from Brooklyn. She is asked to step aside for a thorough The.. View More

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52/50 (2006)

Directed by: Uri Bar-On

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A documentary film which deals with the violence of Immigration Police and the situation of foreign workers in Israel. View More

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Rachel (2009)

Directed by: Simone Bitton

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In 2003, in a controversial incident, 22-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed while attempting to stop an Israeli military bulldozer from demolishing homes in Gaza. Rachel is a.. View More

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My Own Daughter (1998)

Biti sheli

Directed by: Mooly Landesman

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Sivan, a 22 year old kibbutznik struggles with memories of her father who sexually abused her. The present intermingles with the story of the past: the institutions which lacked the sensitivity to a.. View More

Sentenced to Marriage

Sentenced to Marriage (2004)

Mekudeshet

Directed by: Anat Zuria

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Nominated for a Silver Wolf at IDFA, this shocking documentary exposes the Kafkaesque process of divorce for women in Israel where secular law does not exist, and divorce is dealt with according to.. View More

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The Cave (2011)

Directed by: Yoav Cohen

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Yusuf, a Palestinian in his fifties, kidnaps a soldier, and takes him to a dark cave seeking revenge for the humiliation he and his wife experienced in a military checkpoint. During the long night,.. View More

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The Collaborator and his Family (2011)

Rechokim

Directed by: Ruthie Shatz, Adi Barash

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Ibrahim's motivation had always been ideological; he wasn't in it for the money. Forced to flee his native land under an imminent threat of death, Ibrahim escapes to Israel and lives in Tel Aviv for.. View More

A Place of Her Own (2011)

Reut
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This documentary was filmed over the course of four years and follows Reut, a teenager who spent most of her life moving between institutions and living on the street. The film opens when Reut is to.. View More

That's Gila, that's Me (2010)

Ze Ani, ze Gila

Directed by: Alon Weinstock

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A fascinating documentary about the life story of Gila Goldstein, born in the 1950's as Avraham Goldstein.  From Maccabi Haifa soccer player to Tel Aviv stripper, Gila was one of Israel's first.. View More

10 %: What Makes a Hero?

10% - What Makes a Hero? (2013)

10% - Mah Hofech Adam Lagibor?

Directed by: Yoav Shamir

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What makes a hero? What compels someone to maintain their integrity, go against the grain and fight for what is just? Award-winning director Yoav Shamir sets out on an entertaining and insightful of.. View More

Blue Natalie (2010)

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A television show about a family that runs a sex trafficking business out of its yacht - which it also rents to honeymooning couples, bar mitzvahs and birthday celebrations. View More

Sharqiya

Sharqiya (2012)

Sharqiya

Directed by: Ami Livne

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No one really appreciates Kamel Nadjer, the young Bedouin security guard at the Be'er Sheba central bus station, neither his family, nor his Israeli colleagues. When the poor tin shacks he shares in.. View More

Breaking the wall

Breaking the wall (2012)

Shoveret Kir

Directed by: Yitzhak Halutzi

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 The film uncovers the personality of Dr. Vicki Shiran, a feminist and Mizrahi-born leader who led all major social struggles in the past 3 decades until her untimely death 8 years ago. a can a.. View More

Art/Violence

Art/Violence (2013)

Directed by: Batoul Taleb, Miriam Abu-Khaled, Udi Aloni

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Inspired by characters from "Alice in Wonderland," "Waiting for Godot" and "Antigone," young Palestinian actresses deal with the military occupation and gender oppression, violence and grief, on and.. View More

The Fading Valley

The Fading Valley (2013)

HaEmek HaNe’elam

Directed by: Irit Gal

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The film looks at the lives and stories of Palestinian farmers living in the fertile region of the Jordan Valley. Their grazing lands have been declared military firing zones, their water wells have.. View More

Three Times Divorced

Three Times Divorced (2007)

Directed by: Ibtisam Mara'ana

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Khitam, a Gaza-born Palestinian woman, was married off in an arranged match to an Israeli Palestinian, followed him to Israel and bore him six children. When her husband divorced her - in absentia -.. View More

The FIlm Class

The Film Class (2006)

Directed by: Uri Rosenwaks

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About two years ago, Filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks, came to Rahat, a Bedouin town down in Israel's Negev Dessert, to teach a group of Black Bedouin women a class in filmmaking. Rahat is by no means an It.. View More

What About Me?

What About Me?

Directed by: Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen

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A man and his donkey are separated at a checkpoint; the man doesn't have the right to pass through. Funnily enough, the donkey does. View More

Super Women

Super Women (2013)

Super Zhenshchiny / Super Women

Directed by: Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretzky

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The story of five cashiers who work the same shift in a supermarket. Most are immigrants from Russia, others are native Israelis. The film follows their relationships, the mutual support and dealing.. View More

Happiness Wrapped in a Blanket

Happiness Wrapped in a Blanket (2013)

Osher Atuf Besmicha

Directed by: Yosi Artzi

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A story of a couple: Bashir (Kais Nashif) and Karin (Hilla Vidor) , who find themselves on an escape journey after the woman kidnaps a baby of a foreign worker. View More

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Sound of Torture (2013)

Kofer Nefesh

Directed by: Keren Shayo

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Ever since Europe closed its gates to African refugees, thousands of Eritreans have fled the brutal dictatorship in their homeland and traveled north, to Israel. Many were seized by Bedouin as they.. View More

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The Seven Circles of the Public Housing Hell (2014)

Shivat Madorei Hageheinom Shel Hadyiur Hatziburi

Directed by: Doron Tzabary

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Public housing is a basic need for the weakest in society for survival, but in Israel hundreds of thousands of public housing apartments are missing, the result of a deliberate policy of the Israeli.. View More

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Raiders (2014)

Directed by: Alex Gentelev

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In today's Russia, tens of thousands of houses, businesses, factories and private land have all been victims of hostile seizures, not by individuals, but by organized corporations. These comprise of.. View More

In the Image (2014)

Directed by: Judith Montell

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This Documentary focuses on Palestinian women who use video cameras to capture the daily hardships and horrors of life under Israeli occupation. The visual record in East Bay filmmakers is.. View More

Smile, and the World Will Smile Back

Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (2014)

Im Tekhayekh, Ha'Olam Yekhayekh Elekha

Directed by: Ahmad al-Haddad, Yoav Gross, Ahmad al-Haddad, Diaa al-Haddad, Shada al-Haddad, Ehab Tarabieh

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At its best, art is about connection. A new Israeli-Palestinian documentary short film exploits the natural three-way relationship between artist, audience and subject to reveal an unexpected source.. View More

Disintegration

Disintegration (2014)

Directed by: Nir Horovitz, Sivan Arbel, Shirly Berkovitz, Dror Lebendiger, Ari Libsker, Jacki Edri

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In this documentary mosaic of a continued social disintegration, seven filmmakers bring to the screen protagonists and stories that live in an abyss of despair, in the chasm between those who have a.. View More

Hotline

Hotline (2015)

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Hotline delves into the heart of a small Tel Aviv-based NGO - a human rights organization called the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants – shedding light on its activities and revealing of.. View More

Mussa

Mussa

Bli Lomar Mila

Directed by: Anat Goren

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Twelve-year-old Mussa doesn't speak, and no knows why. As African refugees, he and his parents have been living in Tel Aviv's worst neighborhood for the past six years. In a strange stroke of luck,.. View More

Vita

Vita Activa, The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2015)

Directed by: Ada Ushpiz

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A personal spiritual biography of the Jewish philosopher, Hannah Arendt, who coined the controversial phrase "The Banality of Evil," in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem. The movie tracks the between.. View More

White City

A Demonstration in the White City (2015)

Directed by: Tal Haim Yoffe

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On Christmas Eve 2013, some 10,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan gathered in Levinsky Park. From there they marched in an orderly fashion to Ha’Aliya Street, and continued across Tel.. View More

All That Remains

All That Remains (2015)

Ma Shenishar
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Once she realizes her death is imminent, Liora, a 54 years old woman, decides to organize her departure from life with no compromises. As a doctor of philosophy in Biology and a medical researcher,.. View More

Open Ward

Open Ward (2016)

Machlaka Ptucha

Directed by: Yoav Kleinman, Ido Glass

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An unprecedented inside view of the Abarbanel Mental Health Center in Israel allows a film crew to document its patients' lives. Igor, Farhi and Avner present their hallucinations, fears and most.. View More

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#uploading_holocaust (2016)

#uploading_holocaust

Directed by: Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein

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#uploading_holocaust is the first documentary based entirely on existing YouTube materials.Every year, a quarter of all Israeli high school students embark on a school trip to Poland to commemorate.. View More

Joe

Joe's Violin (2016)

Joe's Violin

Directed by: Kahane Cooperman

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In this award-winning documentary short, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old school girl from poorest and.. View More

Gelem

Gelem (2014)

Gelem

Directed by: Alon Sahar

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One day, two shots and three soldiers who are following orders as they have to reconstruct the suicide of a deceased soldier: Yosef, the MP, interrogates, Buzi, the platoon's commander, testifies, a.. View More

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Mirror Image (2013)

Mirror Image

Directed by: Danielle Schwartz

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In a pastoral house on the Israeli countryside live my grandfather, my grandmother, and a big crystal mirror that was taken from a Palestinian house during the Nakba - the depopulation of hundreds a.. View More

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Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Directed by: Edet Belzberg

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Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer book, 'A of.. View More

Shadows

Shadows (2017)

Shadows

Directed by: Noa Aharoni

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For the first time on screen, second-generation children of Holocaust Survivors open up about their abused childhood suffering. Only now, decades later, they dare confront the memory of both and.. View More

The Syrian Patient

The Syrian Patient (2017)

The Syrian Patient

Directed by: Rachel Schwartz

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The untold story of heroism under dire circumstances. As the war in Syria wages on, wounded soldiers and civilians are secretly brought into Israel to be cared for. For the first time, this film a a.. View More

OUT (2018)

OUT

Directed by: Alon Sahar

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Guy is a young man who efficiently aims his camera both in Israel and in the occupied territories of Palestine. View More

Operation Wedding (2016)

Directed by: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov

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Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. It started as a fantasy; under the disguise of a trip to a local the on.. View More