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Noa Bat 17

Noa at 17 (1982)

Noa Bat 17

Directed by: Yitzhak Zepel Yeshurun

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Individual struggle plays itself out against the backdrop of historical tumult in the Israeli drama Noa at 17. It is the early 1950s and Israel, still undergoing its birth pangs as a nation, is.. View More

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Schwartz Dynasty (2005)

Shoshelet Schwartz

Directed by: Amir Hasfari, Shmuel Hasfari

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This bittersweet comedy sees two women, both with loved ones to bury, join forces in a struggle against cemetery politics. The story revolves around Miryam (Miryam Zohar), who goes against tradition.. View More

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The Children of USSR (2007)

Yaldi CCCP

Directed by: Felix Gerchikov

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The story of a group of young Russian immigrants headed by a man named Slava. Slava and his friends are out of place, frustrated and alone in the harsh setting of a small desert town in Israel... View More

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Walls (2008)

Kirot

Directed by: Dani Lerner

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A unique relationship develops between Galia, an illegal resident and hired assassin, and Elinor, a supermarket cashier and abused woman.   View More

The Loners

The Loners (2008)

Ha'Bodedim

Directed by: Renen Schorr

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The story of two "lone soldiers" - immigrants who have come to Israel on their own, one from Russia and the other from the Caucasus. Despite being highly motivated with a deep desire to excel and to.. View More

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Breaking the Ice (2009)

Directed by: David Noy

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July '09 - in production Israel's hot climate and mid-eastern mentality is an unusual setting for this story, following the Israeli National Ice Hockey team... It comes as no surprise that they are.. 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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Fragments (2009)

Resisim

Directed by: Yonathan Haimovich

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A filmed journey through a single street on the outskirts of Jerusalem... an attempt to explore fragments of the filmmaker's childhood and recapture memories of the mother he lost. He returns to the.. View More

Just Like Home

Kmo Ba'Bayit

Directed by: Alexander Gentelev

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A film about Rafael and Svetlana Parashvili, who have been running a Jewish orphanage in Moscow for the past ten years. View More

Married to a Palestinian (2008)

Directed by: Michael Kovensky, Elena Mescheryakova

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Russian-born Tanya and Nona married Palestinian students and came with their husbands to the Territories. Just kilometers from their home live hundreds of thousands of their compatriots. View More

General Barsky

Directed by: Amir Yatziv

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In production as of August 2009. The story takes place inside the split word of Yevgeniy, a Russian Israeli, who participates in international war games. It is a journey that combines simulation a.. View More

Journey to Medgiboge (2010)

Directed by: Vladimir Gorensteyn

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In post-production as of July 2009. Ukraine, summer 1988. A group of Jewish intellectuals go from Leningrad to Medgiboge, the city of the Baal Shem Tov.   View More

Perpetual Rehearsal (2008)

Hazara Nitzhit

Directed by: Herz Frank

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This film presents ten years of documentation of the renowned Gesher Theater and its founder and director Yevgeny Arye. 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

Igor and the Crane's Journey (2011)

Igor ve'Masa Ha'Agorim

Directed by: Yevgeni Roman

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Fourteen-year-old Igor moves from Moscow, Russia, to Israel with his mother. They leave behind his father, a bird researcher whom Igor hardly knows. Over the Internet, Igor and his father follow the.. View More

Warning (2008)

Azhara
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The script deals with growing up in a real world. The hero- Misha, an 18-year-old immigrant, who arrived from Russia to Israel without his parents, is forced to become responsible for his deeds in a.. View More

Food for Thought (2007)

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Maftir

Maftir (2007)

Directed by: David Dazanashvili

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Two weeks before Elio is released from prison, he finds out that his brother Meir was killed in a gang fight on the streets of South Tel Aviv. He now has two things that he wants to do. The first is.. View More

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Five Hours from Paris (2008)

Hamesh Shaot Me'Pariz

Directed by: Leonid Prudovsky

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On a 5-hours flight from Paris, in a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv, two people meet. He is a bred-and-born Israeli and she is a Russian immigrant. He is a taxi driver and she is a music teacher. .. View More

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Vasermil (2007)

Directed by: Moshon Salmona

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Vasermil tells the story of a group of 16 year olds who live in the same tough neighbourhood of Beer-Sheba, growing up in an unforgiving environment, pinning their hopes on football as a way out. up.. View More

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Love & Dance (2005)

Sipur Chatzi-Russi

Directed by: Eitan Anner

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Chen, a young boy, is battling a cultural conflict between his Russian born mother and Israeli father. One day, Chen stumbles upon a ballroom dance class for young people and sees Natalie, a Russian.. View More

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Pinhas (2008)

Directed by: Pini Tavger

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Pinhas & his mother are new immigrants from Russia. His mother barely makes a living working night shifts and devotes her spare time to the affair she has with a married man. On the third floor.. View More

Refusenik (2008)

Directed by: Laura Bialis

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REFUSENIK is the first retrospective film to chronicle the thirty-year international movement to free Soviet Jews. What started as a small grassroots movement bold enough to take on a Cold War into.. View More

A Trumpet in the Wadi

A Trumpet in The Wadi (2002)

Hatzotzra Ba-Vadi

Directed by: Chaplin Lina, Slava Chaplin

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An impossible love story between two outsiders in Israeli society, Huda an Arab young woman and Alex a new immigrant from Russia. Huda is very much involved in Israeli society and works at a travel.. View More

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Yana's Friends (1999)

Ha-Chaverim Shel Yana

Directed by: Arik Kaplun

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This charming, entertaining film full of warm humor, swept the recent israeli Awards in almost every category. A romantic comedy that takes place during the time of the Gulf War with Iraq as scuds a.. View More

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Under Western Eyes (1996)

Leneged Einayim Ma'araviyot

Directed by: Joseph Pitchadze

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The tragic- comic adventure of Gary Razomov a young architect living in Berlin, totally disconnected from his past. A sudden announcement of his father's death brings him back to Israel. Upon he out.. View More

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Saint Clara (1996)

Clara Ha'kdosha

Directed by: Ari Folman, Ori Sivan

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Based on a novel by Czech writers Pavel and Yelena Kohout. Clara is a 7th grade Russian emigre to this Negev town, and lives in a trailer on the edge of town. She is surrounded by some nutty Russian.. View More

The Distance (1994)

Ha-Merhak

Directed by: Dan Wolman

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Oded is a young Israeli architect who now lives in Chicago with his wife and children and whose career is in full bloom. His sick parents in Tel Aviv want him to move back home. On a week-long visit.. View More

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Circus Palestina (1998)

Zirkus Palestina

Directed by: Eyal Halfon

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A dark comedy chronicling the trials and tribulations of a small circus troupe who visit the West Bank. When a lion escapes the camp, an unlikely alliance is forged between Russian lion tamer (Yoram.. View More

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Coffee with Lemon (1993)

Kafe V'Limon

Directed by: Leond Gorevets

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Valerie,a famous actor from Moscow immigrates to Israel with his family, hoping to succeed in Israel. When he can not bridge the cultural gap, and finds himself secluded.When he returns to Moscow,.. View More

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Lena (1980)

Lena

Directed by: Eitan Green

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Lena (Fira Kanter) is one of the many Russian Jews who were allowed to emigrate and begin a new life in Israel. Her husband was not so fortunate; for the past several years, Lena has been one of the.. View More

Escape to the Sun (1972)

Bricha El Hashemesh

Directed by: Menahem Golan

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Two young university students wish to escape the oppressive Soviet Union. But their plans are monitored by the KGB, who try to intimidate them. One of them is taken into custody and tortured, which.. View More

A People Chosen: Who Is A Jew? (1974)

Directed by: Herb Krosney

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This film is an excellent vehicle to explore issues of Jewish identity. Orthodox Jews, Jewish atheists, Russian immigrants, and kibbutzniks discuss their views on the controversial debate over "who.. View More

The Roman Empire

The Roman Empire (2010)

Ha-Imperia Shel Roma

Directed by: David Moran

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Roman is a 53 year old unemployed Russian Jewish immigrant to Israel, who has no money in the bank but a lot of money at heart.   View More

Magia Russica

Magia Russica (2004)

Magia Russica

Directed by: Yonathan Zur, Masha Zur

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In 1935, three Walt Disney films were screened in Moscow. Fyodor Chytruk, then a young art student, saw these films and didn't believe his eyes; he was convinced that he had seen a miracle him... View More

Thieves by Law

Thieves by Law (2010)

Ganavim ba Hok

Directed by: Alexander Gentelev

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Following the stories of three mafiosi-cum-businessmen, Thieves By Law paints a fascinating tableau of men that would make Tony Soprano cringe. Most intriguing, though, are their personal histories.. View More

King of Beggars

King of Beggars (2005)

Melech Shel Kabzanim

Directed by: Uri Paster

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Based on the character of Fishke der Krumer (Fishke the Lame) created by the great Hebrew and Yiddish writer Mendele Mocher Sforim, the film follows the adventures of Fishke from humble bathhouse in.. View More

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Odessa... Odessa! (2005)

Odessa... Odessa!

Directed by: Michale Boganim

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A voyage from the Ukraine to New York to Israel, portraying the wanderings, hopes and illusions of the vanishing Odessa Jewish community. View More

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Variations for Piano for Six Hands (2009)

Variazii dla Fortepiano v Shest Ruk

Directed by: Eitan Evgeny Melamed

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After 5 years of absence, Misha Rabinovich, a Russian musician with a Polaroid camera at his neck and big expectations, surprises his wife and little boy at the stairs of their apartment. the go as.. View More

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Farewell (1992)

Directed by: Arkadiy Yakhnis

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This short documentary chronicles a 90 year old man's emigration to Israel from his native shtetl in Bessabaria. Yakhnis' beautifully photographed film poetically captures the end of a rich Jewish.. View More

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Great Grandmother - Great Grandfather (1999)

Directed by: Taliya Finkel

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"Did you go on a honeymoon? Honeymoon? In our dream! All our life is honey..." This is the answer orthodox grandparents give to their atheist granddaughter, the film director, who tries to their to.. View More

Jaffawiye

Jaffawiye (2008)

Yafowiya

Directed by: Dan Deutsch

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Jaffawiye follows the story of System Ali, a young fresh hip hop band from Tel Aviv’s multi-cultural district Jaffa.Through their music they find peace and togetherness, in a part of Israel.. View More

Over My Dad's Body

Over My Dad's Body (2008)

Kosot Ruach LeAba

Directed by: Taliya Finkel

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This documentary thriller follows filmmaker Taliya's story. When Taliya was young, she never knew for sure whether her uncle was a KGB agent in disguise or a true member of the family. Her father in.. View More

They Were Ten

They Were Ten (1960)

Hem Hayu Asarah

Directed by: Baruch Dienar

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The recreation of the establishment of a nineteenth century settlement in Palestine by ten Russian Jews. They had to build the land and also contend with the Arab resentment and the Turkish.. View More

Yolki Palki

Yolki Palki (2007)

Directed by: Alexander Gentelev

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A documentary about the Russian community in Israel today - their successes and personal stories. The film is filled with interesting people who talk about their memories of Russia, the anti-Israel.. View More

A Green Chariot

A Green Chariot (2005)

Merkava Yeroka

Directed by: Gilad Goldschmidt

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A drama, set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, about identity, belonging and romance. The central character, Yair (Vitali Freedland), a 22-year-old new Russian immigrant, yearns for acceptance as an Such a.. View More

Fall

Fall (2003)

Directed by: Dan Geva, Noit Geva

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At the age of eight she was already dancing at Moscow's Bolsoi theatre. Since then she has performed on the world's most prestigious stages.In the course of a career spanning over half a century, as.. View More

Melting Siberia

Melting Siberia (2004)

saba sibir

Directed by: Ido Haar

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Ido Haar's feature length directorial debut tries to do the impossible: unite his 57 year old mother and her father, whom she has never met. Marina was born 57 years ago in the former Soviet Union... View More

Lenin in October

Lenin in October (2010)

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The sudden death of a rich uncle in Russia changes Grisha's life. He gets a chance to fulfill his dream - open his own restaurant. The problem is that the uncle was a sworn Communist, and his for is.. View More

Miracle Year

The Miracle Year (2010)

The Miracle Year

Directed by: Simha Lev

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Four Jewish women are getting ready for a journey. They are about to travel to Ukraine and reach a holy man's grave. They believe that if they pray on his grave, all their wishes will come true a go.. View More

Gei Oni

Valley of Strength (2010)

Gei Oni

Directed by: Dan Wolman

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The story of "Gei Oni" is an historical epic which interweaves the story of the first wave of Jewish European migration to Palestine, at the end of the 19th century, with an unusual love story a and.. View More

Weitzman Street Number 10 (2006)

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Russian Jewish family immigrates to Israel; even stranger than the air raid is the behavior of their new fellow countrymen. View More

Tolya

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On International Women's Day, when all his fellow alien workers call their distant wives to greet them, Tolya remains speechless as he calls Natasha, his wife. His toothless mouth can't pronounce a.. View More

A Touch Away (2007)

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This drama series reveals a hopeless love story between an orthodox religious young woman and a Russian immigrant. The lives of two families interconnect in an apartment complex in the orthodox of a.. View More

10 Weitzman Street

10 Weitzman Street (2006)

10 Weitzman

Directed by: Pini Tavger

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A short film that portrays a Russian family arriving in Israel, looking for their new house as the sirens signaling a missile attack go off. Since they do not speak the language, and do not know the.. View More

White Panther

White Panther (2013)

Pantar Lavan

Directed by: Danni Reisfeld

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In the 1990's a million former USSR Jews arrived in Israel. The immigrants were despised by the local population who feared their 'invasion'. While many embraced the Israeli lifestyle, others chose.. View More

Let's Go (2012)

Bo Nelech

Directed by: Leonid Blehman

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The film describes the dramatic days of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the organization of Soviet Jewry for a hasty large-scale immigration to Israel. View More

My Father, Semyon Chertok (2011)

Avi, Semyon Chertok

Directed by: Olga Chertok

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A film about the filmmaker's late father- a journalist, film critic, and Voice of Israel in Russian correspondent- and on the cultural load the Russian and Soviet immigrants brought with them in.. View More

Sharsheret Ha-Zikaron (2010)

Sharsheret Ha-Zikston
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In the villages of Stolin and Horoduk, almost all the Jews were murdered by the Nazis in 1941-42 and buried in mass graves. The story of the two villages between the world wars is woven in with that.. View More

Sashen'ka

Sashen'ka (2010)

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Once a week Alexander, an elderly Russian violinist, walks along the Tel Aviv boardwalk and calls his teenage daughter Sashen'ka who lives abroad with her mother. Like this week, this time he is to.. 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

Veterans (2013)

Veteranim

Directed by: Tanya Aizikovich

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A tragicomic voyage following a group of elderly Russian veterans, once heroes in the Red Army and now uprooted immigrants in Israel. View More

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Welcome and...Our Condolences (2013)

Directed by: Leon Prudovsky

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The year is 1991. The beginning of the massive Jewish immigration wave from the USSR to Israel. 12 years old Misha is documenting his family's journey on a home-video camera. The already traumatic.. View More

The Spy Who Returned To The... (2014)

HaMeragel SheHazar...

Directed by: Ofir Trainin

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A portrait of the journalist Victor Grayevsky, who obtained a copy of Nikita Khruschev's 1956 speech, before immigrating to Israel. After his death it was discovered that he was a double-agent. View More

Voices From The Booth

Kolot Mi-habudke

Directed by: Lina Chaplin

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We meet them at school gates, in underground parking lots, at the entrances of shopping malls, and many other places. There are tens of thousands of security guards in Israel, most of them of they a.. View More

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Voices From The Booth (2014)

Kolot Mi-habudke

Directed by: Lina Chaplin

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We meet them at school gates, in underground parking lots, at the entrances of shopping malls, and many other places. There are tens of thousands of security guards in Israel, most of them of they a.. View More

Spirals (2014)

Spiralot

Directed by: Yael Gur

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Four Russian-Israeli girls meet in theater workshop. Through theatrical skills and a spiral narrative, they free themselves from the burdens of their pasts. 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

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Putin's Games (2013)

Mischakey Putin

Directed by: Alexander Gentelev

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The medals have been handed out, records broken and victories achieved. But who are the real winners and losers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? The Games will always be remembered as the of it.. View More

Apollonia (2014)

Directed by: Ofir Trainin

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Victor Grayevsky entered the pantheon of Israeli intelligence thanks to a single courageous and heroic action. While a journalist in Poland and at great personal risk, Grayevsky transferred to the a.. View More

Babylon Dreamers

Babylon Dreamers (2016)

Directed by: Roman Shumunov

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An intimate story from Israel's periphery. A group of young dancers from Ashdod, whose members are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, is trying to win the International Breakdance The is the a.. View More

Holocaust. The Eastern Front (2016)

Directed by: Boris Maftsir

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For ideological and political reasons, the Soviet Union did not recognize the unique tragedy of the Holocaust. Thus, documentation, research or memorials were not attainable. It was as if the of and.. View More

Operation Wedding

Operation Wedding (2016)

Directed by: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov

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Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. Caught by the KGB, they were sentenced to years in the gulag and two were sentenced to death... View More

Holocaust: The Eastern Front

Holocaust: The Eastern Front (2016)

Directed by: Boris Maftsir

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For ideological and political reasons, the Soviet Union did not recognize the unique tragedy of the Holocaust. Thus, documentation, research or memorials were not attainable. It was as if the of and.. View More

Operation Wedding (2016)

Directed by: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov

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Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. Caught by the KGB, they were sentenced to years in the gulag and two were sentenced to death... View More