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Cafe Noah

Cafe Noah

In 1948, many Jewish musicians arrived to Israel from Baghdad and Cairo -- the Arabic music they played, however, was not welcomed in their new homeland.

Once Upon a Time There Was a King

Once Upon a Time There Was a King

Nissim Aloni was a king of the Hebrew theater. The magical realm he created on stage brimmed with imagination and poetry, giving voice and vision to the loftiest dreams.


Rita Jahan Foruz

Rita Jahan Foruz

Rita Jahan Foruz, world famous singer, immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family as a young child. 40 years later, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming in the background, she records her first album in Farsi.

Rendezvous at Erasmus

Rendezvous at Erasmus

Through a chance meeting two German soldiers- both artists - saved hundreds of Dutch Jews from the Nazis during World War II


Lia

Lia

A cinematic portrait of Lia van Leer, founder of the Israeli Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque and Jerusalem International Film Festival.

Long:Short- A Tribute to Israeli Cinema

Long:Short- A Tribute to Israeli Cinema

A unique artistic project of contemporary and vibrant filmmaking, which stems from Israel’s cinematic past. Young filmmakers showcase short films, inspired by local classics.


HAGIGA –The Story of Israeli Cinema

HAGIGA –The Story of Israeli Cinema

A two part documentary that tells the story of 50 years of Israeli cinema. Through dozens of interviews, the series surveys the most influential and beloved movies in Israeli cinema history.

Open Eye - Open I

Open Eye - Open I

Barenholtz is a Dutch-Israeli photographer, whose survivor father never opens up to her until he meets a young Israeli survivor of a suicide bombing. Observing this encounter proves cathartic for his daughter.


Dancing in Jaffa

Dancing in Jaffa

Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine applies his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences to Jewish and Palestinian Israelis children. Over the course of a 4 month program he achieves a magical transformation.

With a Pledge

With a Pledge

In a Jewish Moroccan village in the 40's, Simone and her best friend Hannah vows to wed their children.


The Heart that Sings

The Heart that Sings

A young Holocaust survivor spends a 1950s summer as the music director at a camp in the Catskills Mountains of New York. The campers take advantage of her broken spirit, but eventually they transform each other in a magnificent way.

The Accursed

The Accursed

A five-part series that attempts to investigate the idea of the total artist, and to examine whether and to what degree we are prepared today to pay a steep price for the creative truth burning inside us.


Clockwork Doll

Clockwork Doll

The poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch emerges from an extraordinary, personal and uniquely wonderful place. The film weaves her poetry and biography into an intricate story, trying to solve the riddle of her life.

The Mystery of Aris San

The Mystery of Aris San

The mysterious life of Aris San a Greek singer who became a star in Israel, fell in the grip of the New York mafia and disappeared in Budapest


Handa Handa 4

Handa Handa 4

According to the strict Bukhari tradition couples must marry after a brief acquaintance. But Ronen and Orit rebel against their families and refuse to get married. Their love is trapped between tradition and modernity.

A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

In Judaism, women converts, are required to immerse themselves in the Mikveh in the presence of three rabbinical judges, while wearing nothing but a robe.


Thou Shalt Not Dance

Thou Shalt Not Dance

This illuminating documentary explores the obstacles faced by three Orthodox men who establish a dance school for religious males.

Voices from the Booth

Voices from the Booth

Advanced age new immigrants, doing security work in order to survive, insist on remaining creative. An optimistic note in the quasi-tragic destiny of these people.


Harmonia

Harmonia

A biblical adaptation to the story of Sarah, Abraham, Hagar, Yitzhak and Ismail from the book of Genesis, set in a world of a philharmonic orchestra in present Jerusalem.

The Ashkenazim

The Ashkenazim

Thought provoking, moving and funny – The Ashkenazim takes an intimate look at the role heritage plays in the multi-ethnic State of Israel.