Politics and Conflict

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  1. The Human Turbine

    The Human Turbine

    Doc, 54 min, 2010, Color, Digibeta

    Written & Directed by: Danny Verete
    Produced by: Yehuda Bitton
    Sponsored by: Channel 8-Israel & Gesher Multicultural Film Fund
    Language: Hebrew & Arabic with English / French subtitles

    The attempts to harness wind and solar energy for the benefit of the residents of the Palestinian village of Susia. Working through action, rather than through protest, a group of determined individuals demonstrates how they are figuratively and literally lighting up lives.

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  2. Longing


    Doc, 60 min, 2011

    Written and Directed by: Effi Banay
    Produced by: Yehuda Bitton - Y. Bitton Productions
    Sponsored by: The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, The Gesher Foundation & The Second Authority for Television & Radio, Zochrot Organization
    Language: Hebrew, Farsi & Arabic with English subtitles

    The journey of a man into the depths of his past and into the roots of his yearning for a place which was and is no more.

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  3. The Beetle

    The Beetle

    Doc, Long version: 70 min, ; Short version: 52 min, Mini, color, 2008

    Written and Directed by: Yishai Orian
    Produced by: Yishai Orian
    Sponsored by: The 2nd Authority for Television & Radio and The New Foundation for Cinema & TV
    Language: Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitle

    A journey that takes us to meetings with the car's previous owners and to Jordan – as the filmmaker takes his own journey to fatherhood.

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  4. Eyes Wide Open

    Eyes Wide Open

    Doc, 60 Min, color, 2008

    Written & Directed by: Paula Weiman-Kelman
    Written by: Stuart Schoffman
    Produced by: Jonathan Lopatin
    Supported by: Alan B. Slifka Foundation, Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Lopatin Family Foundation, New Israel Fund

    Six decades after the founding of the Jewish State, how do you build your own relationship to Israel? The film follows a wide range of American Jews, on their journeys to Israel- and the result is warm and personal film that vividly conveys joys and ambivalences.

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  5. Hothouse


    Doc, 52 Min, color, 2009

    Written & Directed by: Idit Gan-Zvi
    Produced by: Moshe Alafi- Alafim Productions
    Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

    The disengagement of Israel from Gaza in 2005 is the background for the story of one women's determination in the face of hardship.  HOTHOUSE chronicles one strong woman who struggles to keep her family, her marriage
    and above all - her hothouse working and flourishing.

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  6. First Lesson in Peace

    First Lesson in Peace

    Doc, 56 min, color, 2006

    Written & Directed by: Yoram Honig
    Produced by: Yoram Honig
    Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

    A six-year old girl starts school in the mixed Arab-Jewish school of Neveh Shalom. The complexities of life in the Middle East are played out in one little girl's first year in school.

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  7. Lullaby


    Doc, 52 min, color, Hebrew & Arabic, 2004

    Written & Directed by: Adi Arbel
    Produced by: Naama Pyritz
    Sponsored by: Cinema Project & Keshet 2nd Channel

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  8. shooting days

    shooting days

    Doc, 58 min, 2004

    Written & Directed by: Michal Kafra , Deva Melman
    Produced by: Michal Kafra & Deva Melman
    Sponsored by: Israel’s Documentary Channel

     An impressionistic collection of small moments of existence during the routine of life during war.

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  9. Shalom Abu Bassem

    Shalom Abu Bassem

    Doc, Long Version: 73 min; Short Version: 52 min, 2004

    Written & Directed by: Nissim Mossek
    Produced by: Sharon Schaveet - Biblic Productions
    Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & TV and The 2nd Authority for Radio & TV
    Co-produced by: Lichtpunt, Belgium & Vision TV, Canada


    A touching and painful portrayal of complex human interactions. In the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem two very different families' lives intertwine. Filmed over a period of 18 years, the film offers a rare opportunity to experience the humanity and intricacy of daily life.

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