Women and Gender

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  1. Loving Sophia

    Loving Sophia

    Doc, 54 min, & 72 min, color/ black&white, 2010

    Directed and produced by: Ohad Itach
    Sponsored by: MAKOR Foundation and YES Doco
    Language: Hebrew and Russian with English, French or Russian subtitles

    The dark corners of growing up as a new immigrant are powerfully explored in this intense documentary. Sophie's wrenching journey into darkness is strikingly documented as her decent into drugs and prostitution leads not only to a powerful film, but to the possibility of moving on. 

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  2. Daddy's Girls

    Daddy's Girls

    Doc 56 min, 2010, Dig, Color

    Directed by: Lily Sheffy
    Produced by: David Noy & Yoram Ivry - Cinemax Productions
    Language: Hebrew & English, English subtitles
    Sponsored by: Channel 10, Israel

    He is a man who maneuvers precariously between three homes, three women and two children. When his daughter finds out how he lives, she decides to embark on a journey and decipher, for the first time in her life, who her father really is.

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  3. Paris Return

    Paris Return

    Doc 72 min, 2009

    Directed by: Yossi Aviram
    Produced by: Itay Ken tor. Noemi Schory- Belfilms
    Sponsored by: ZDF/ARTE, ERT-Greece, YesDocu- Israel
    Language: French and Hebrew with English subtitles

    An aging Parisian gay couple squabble and share a playful repartee as ill health starts to slow the elder partner and he begins to explore the concept of home.

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  4. I Sleep but My Heart is Awake

    I Sleep but My Heart is Awake

    Doc, 58 Min, color, 2009

    Directed and Produced by: Osnat Margowsky and Adi Arbel
    Written by: Osnat Margowsky
    Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
    Sponsored by: Channel 8-Israel

    At the height of a hectic personal and professional life,a woman experiences alienating loneliness, existential doubt and an echoing emptiness.
    But then one traumatic night, she discovers a new sense of godliness within her. When morning comes, she realizes there’s no turning back..

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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. Deadly Honour

    Deadly Honour

    Doc, Long version: 85 min, ; Short version: 58 min, color, 2009

    Written, directed and produced by: Lipika Pelham
    Language: Arabic, Hebrew and English, with English or French Subtitles

    Based on a real life survivor of honor killing this powerful documentary tells the story of young girls growing up in fear - a fear that is sealed with a code of silence and the anticipation of facing their killers.

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  7. Ingelore


    40 min, color, 2009

    Directed by: Frank Stiefel
    Produced by: Frank Stiefel
    Language: English and German with English subtitles

    A mix of first person narrative in spoken English and ASL, archival footage, verite footage, and simple re creations, this film is a remarkable and uplifting story of personal and emotional freedom told by a unique storyteller who despite her deafness secured a travel visa against the terrifying rise of the Third Reich.

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  8. Chronicle of a Kidnap

    Chronicle of a Kidnap

    Doc, 55 min, Color, 2008

    Written & Directed by: Nurit Kedar
    Produced by: David Mandil
    Sponsors: Channel 10-Israel

    The Kafkaesque story at the center of a national debate following the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers. A powerful film that captures the politics of finding one self in the center of media frenzy

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  9. The Woman From Sarajevo

    The Woman From Sarajevo

    Doc, 65 min, color, 2007

    Written & Directed by: Ella Alterman
    Produced by: Ella Alterman & Yehuda Bitton – EY Productions
    Sponsored by: Israel’s Channel 1 & Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
    Language: Serbian, English & Hebrew with English subtitles


    The first Muslim woman to be honored as a "Righteous among the Nations" as her family hid the Jewish Kabilio family during World War II. Now it is the Jewish family's turn to help as Sarajevo goes up in flames.

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