The Israeli documentary film catalog
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Highway 443 begins at the shore and ends in Jerusalem; therefore it has always been a main axis, important in terms of geography, security and spirituality. As far back as the days of the Old Testament, this land was the site of many battles.
God, history and the basic yearning for home have been the driving forces of life by this road. The film focuses on the small moments that make up life surrounding the highway. It is a journey into a mystical, pastoral yet violent and chaotic microcosmos.
I Shot My Love
Seventy years after his grandfather escapes from Nazi Germany to Palestine, Israeli documentary director Tomer Heymann (“Paper Dolls”) returns to the country of his ancestors, and there meets a man who will change his life.
I SHOT MY LOVE tells a personal but universal love story and follows the triangular relationship between Tomer, his German boyfriend, and his intensely Israeli mother.
With his title as “Boxing Champion of Israel” and a one-way ticket to New York, Merhav Mohar, twenty-two, takes off for the United States. Leaving anxious parents behind, friends, and more than a few fans, he goes to realize his dream, of becoming boxing champion of the world. Except that towards the peak of the track, the unexpected happens, and his big plans get messed up.
The film presents the story of the golden boy of Israeli boxing, from his first steps in New York, alone and confused, counting every dollar so he can have enough to eat, to his accomplishments in boxing matches, and the exclusive world championship match in Atlanta, which unexpectedly turns into a fight for his identity, as a boxer and as a person.
How Much Love
Carmel was once a promising athlete. Today, due to progressive muscular dystrophy he runs a small shop with sports equipment. His wife, Sara, helps him with everyday chores. The film’s author - Kineret Hay-Gillor – portraying the struggles of her parents with the father’s illness, draws a poignant picture, touching the topic of human devotion and love.
A State Behind The Scenes
A journey to the backstage of the Declaration of the State of Israel:
The last living witnesses to this historic event and the creators of the legend reveal what really happened during the 32 minutes of the ceremony and reflect on the place of the past in Israel today.
A unique documentary film with rich cinematic language, following the Israeli Synchronized Swimming team, focusing on the dynamics between the individual and the group: the individual’s attempt to find her place in the group, and her systematic shift, while going through adolescence, from a localized set of rules to a set of rules that is national and total.
The Kozalchik Affair
A documentary film, filmed both in Israel and in Auschwitz, with rare archive materials that accompanies the voyage of a Capo’s son to the difficult truth.
A film that reveals the horrifying testimonies regarding his father to the live character for the first time, at a place where the events occurred 70 years ago.
i've Seen Giraffes in India
The "Giraffes", a wild Israeli Folk-Rock band, go on a magical musical tour across India with an intended climax show in Goa. But the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai take the journey off-track and send the band on a search for the thousands of Israeli backpackers who fled Goa in fear of another attack.
A musical portrait of the band and their charismatic lead singer, Gilad Kahana – a Rock star, poet and compulsive workaholic - who leads their attempt to change the Karma of the tour.