Israel, 2011 | Documentary, 4 x 48 min.
Directors: Sivan Arbel, David Deri and Ran Landau
Producers: Shula Spiegel and Dana Eden
The Chosen People- The Founding Myths of the Israeli Identity
Yaron London, a leading journalist, intellectual and poet is a native Israeli ("Sabra"), a "new Jew" born in his own land, a citizen of an independent country, detached from the troubles of the Diaspora.
With his 70 years of experience, 50 of them spent as a journalist who is completely immersed in current events and captures the historic moments of his country, Yaron London sets out to examine some of the country's most fundamental myths, which still have an influence on our lives. This journey takes place in light of a society which is in a deep, moral crisis, suspected of being racist and whose days of innocence are gone.
The series examines four central myths; "Holocaust", "Heroes", "Land of the Bible" and "One Nation?"
Directors: Sivan Arbel, David Deri, Ran Landau
Producer: Shula Spiegel, Dana Eden
Produced with the help of: AVI CHAI Foundation, Channel 10, channel 8 "HOT"
Cinematographer: Danor Glaser, Tulik Galon
Editor: Yair Elazar, Yaniv Rise-Shefi
Sound designer: Yonatan Mulian
Original Language: : Hebrew