Minorities make up 20% of the Israel’s population, with the Jewish majority referring to them collectively as “Arabs”. Many in Israel, and around the world, believe this minority to be hostile to the State of Israel. But there are Arabs who see Israel as a worthy place. In this in-depth documentary, we get a peek at individuals within various minority groups who feel connected, and who see their future in Israel. Exploring Christian, Muslim, Druze and Bedouin communities, My Home offers these minorities the chance to speak for themselves and to confirm their place within the modern State of Israel.


My Home

Doc, 52 min, 2016, - New Release

Written & Directed by: Igal Hecht
Produced by: Igal Hecht - Chutzpa Productions
Language: Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles

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Synopsis


Minorities make up 20% of the Israel’s population, with the Jewish majority referring to them collectively as “Arabs”. Many in Israel, and around the world, believe this minority to be hostile to the State of Israel. But there are Arabs who see Israel as a worthy place. In this in-depth documentary, we get a peek at individuals within various minority groups who feel connected, and who see their future in Israel. Exploring Christian, Muslim, Druze and Bedouin communities, My Home offers these minorities the chance to speak for themselves and to confirm their place within the modern State of Israel.


Awards

  • Best Documentary – Cinereview International Film Festival, Canada, 2016
  • Best Documentary Award – Mosaic World Film Festival, USA 2016
  • Best Director for a Documentary Film - The Global Cinema Film Festival, USA, 2016

Festivals

  • Cineview International Film Festival, Toronto, 2016
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • Swedish International Film Festival, 2016
  • Mosaic World Film Festival, USA, 2016

Additional info

Gallery

Press & Links:

  • "Israeli documentaries presenting Israel in negative light receive awards abroad"
    An in depth interview with Igal Hecht on My Home in magazine MIDA.
    For the entire article (in Hebrew) press Here

  • The film My Home, directed by Igal Hecht (documentary, 52 minutes), is a fascinating documentary which reveals the complexity of life in Israel for its Arab citizens.
    For the entire review by Amy Kronish, check: http://israelfilm.blogspot.co.il/

  • Can an Arab be a Zionist?
    Why have both the Left and Right downplayed the existence of a pro-Israel Arab-Israeli community?
    Editor Steve Ganot speaks with director Igal Hecht about his new film on Arab citizens who love the Jewish state: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=34241

Festivals

  • Cineview International Film Festival, Toronto, 2016
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • Swedish International Film Festival, 2016
  • Mosaic World Film Festival, USA, 2016
  • Ischia Film Festival, Italy, 2016
  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • Boston Global Festival, March 2016

Awards

  • Best Documentary – Cinereview International Film Festival, Canada, 2016
  • Best Documentary Award – Mosaic World Film Festival, USA 2016
  • Best Director for a Documentary Film - The Global Cinema Film Festival, USA, 2016