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SHOWING 49 FILMS FROM ISRAEL
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DEAR FATHER, QUIET, WE'RE SHOOTING....

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 73 minutes
  • Directed By: David Benchetrit
  • Country: Israel
When war crimes are carried out under orders from officers, military commanders, and political leaders who is responsible? This film allows former members of the Israeli Defense Forces-now conscientious objectors-to recount their experiences in both Lebanon and Palestine, and to question the limits of state power. |Read More
Documentary
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DEFAMATION

Is anti-Semitism an extant threat on the verge of coalescing into a second Holocaust? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with the head of the Anti-Defamation League, controversial author Norman Finkelstein, and others, Shamir sets out to discover the realities of anti-Semitism today. His findings are both shocking and wryly funny. |Read More
Documentary
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DRAFT

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Tal Shanny
  • Country: Israel
Yoav Genar, a pacifist, is doing all he can to prevent his son from enlisting in the army. In the 24 hours prior to the draft, an emotional and ideological confrontation evolves between father and son. |Read More
Drama
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ENCOUNTER POINT

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Julia Bacha and Ronit Avni
  • Country: USA, Israel
Israelis and Palestinians, many of whom lost loved ones in the conflict between the two sides, set aside their differences to promote grassroots, nonviolent solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Along the way, they must confront the hatred within their communities and the fear within themselves. |Read More
Documentary

FLAT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Arnon Goldfinger
  • Country: Germany, Israel
At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating to Palestine from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In this emotionally riveting documentary, Goldfinger follows the hints they left behind in a lifetime's collection of documents to investigate long-buried family secrets and uncover the mystery of his grandparents' painful past. |Read More
Documentary, Relationships
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HOLY AIR

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Shady Srour
  • Country: Israel
Desperate to care for his pregnant wife and ailing father, Adam (writer/director Shady Srour) embarks on his latest, riskiest business venture: selling bottled holy air. A sharp comedy set in modern-day Nazareth, Holy Air examines the complicated emotions that go into living as a modern, progressive, Christian family on the world’s most spiritual ground. |Read More
Drama, Comedy
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I AM YOU ARE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 64 minutes
  • Country: Israel
In conjunction with the Jerusalem Cinematheque, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute are proud to present a series of shorts about identity that were created by Palestinian and Israeli youth working together. Documents of hope, these films prove that dialogue and coexistence are possible. Each was made as part of the six year long "I am You are, Films and Identity" project. They reflect the fears, hopes, dreams, and experiences of the filmmakers. Following the screening, there will be a discussion led by Gilli Mendel, Director of Film and Media Education of the Jerusalem Cinematheque. (Ages 13+) |Read More

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