Israeli Mosaic

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  1. Eye Witness

    Eye Witness

    Doc, 50 min, 2008

    Written & Directed by: Micha Shagrir
    Produced by: Shiba Communications
    Sponsored by: Avi-Chai Foundation & The Turner Charitable Trust

    Documenting famous leaders and witnessing the dramatic events that occurred in Israel over the past 60 years, photographer David Rubinger is indeed an eye witness to history.

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  2. Children of the Sun

    Children of the Sun

    Doc, 70 minutes, 2007

    Written by: Ran Tal & Ron Goldman
    Directed by: Ran Tal
    Produced by: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Ran Tal – Lama Films
    Sponsored by: ITVS International, USA; Yes Docu, The Rich Foundation, Rabinovich Foundation – Cinema Project, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund


    Born into the utopian dream of the early kibbutz movement, these "children of the sun" were destined to fulfill the hope for a new way of life. Fragments of found footage and audio create a moving collective memory.

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  4. Hessed (grace)

    Hessed (grace)

    Doc, 80 min, 2005

    Written & Directed by: Ilan Yagoda
    Produced by: Ilan Yagoda Productions
    Sponsored by: Israel’s Documentary Channel (Channel 8) & Cinema Project - Tel-Aviv Foundation for the arts

    An Israeli hospice where the average stay is a modest 14 days. Alternately inspiring and heartbreaking, this poignant verité-style doc carefully follows six families as they attempt to say goodbye to their loved ones.

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  5. Nadia's Friends

    Nadia's Friends

    Doc, 60 min, color, 2006

    Written by: Bosmat Zaidenband & Chanoch Ze'evi
    Directed & Produced by: Chanoch Zeevi – Maya productions
    Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Television, The 2nd Authority for Radio & Television and Avichai Foundation
    language: Hebrew with English subtitles

    A religious Jew and a Muslim girl were classmates. In this beautiful film we follow Chanoch as he tries to organize a class reunion 30 years later. A journey into the past which poses many questions for the future.

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  6. Cobwebs


    Doc, 63 min, DigiBETA, color, 2008

    Written & Directed by: Micha Livne
    Produced by: Zvia Keren
    Co-produced by: Channel 1 - Israel
    language: Hebrew with English subtitles


    Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah once declared Israel to be “weaker than cobwebs”. During the Second Lebanon War, documentary filmmaker Zvia Keren visited devastated northern cities in Israel, amidst missiles, destruction and fright.

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  7. 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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  8. Stefan Braun

    Stefan Braun

    Doc, 62 min, Color, 2007

    Directed by: Itamar Alcalay
    Written by: Nir Shenhav
    Produced by: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait – Lama Films
    Sponsored by: The New Foundation for Cinema & Israel’s Doc Channel/Channel 8
    Language: Hebrew with English subtitle


    Eliezer Rath and Stefan Braun's love story began in the 1950’s in the young conformist state of Israel where homosexuality was outlawed. But between the walls of Stefan Braun's colorful and successful fur salon a fascinating and complex love story unfolded.

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  9. I'm a Civil War - The Life of Chaim Gouri

    I'm a Civil War - The Life of Chaim Gouri

    Doc, 45 min, 2008

    Written, Directed & Edited by: Omri Lior
    Produced by: Linda Newman – Docunet Ltd.
    Literature Consultant: Ilana Shahaf

    The life and work of Israel Prize winner Chaim Gouri as a reflection of the history of the State of Israel. A cross section of Gouri's 84 years pinpointing significant historical developments in Israeli poetry, alongside the development of the State of Israel.

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