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SHOWING 51 FILMS FROM ISRAEL
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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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JUNCTION 48

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Udi Aloni
  • Country: USA, Germany, Israel
Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Junction 48 charts the musical ambitions of Kareem, an aspiring rapper from the town of Lod. A heartbreaking portrayal of the intersection of personal and political tragedies, Junction 48 questions to what extent music can be dissociated from politics. |Read More
Drama, Music
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LEFTOVER WOMEN

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam
  • Country: Israel
In China, single women are under immense pressure to marry young or face the stigma that comes with being “leftover.” Through marriage markets, matchmakers, and government-sponsored dating festivals, Leftover Women follows three hopeful singles seeking to define love on their own terms. |Read More
Documentary
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LITTLE PEACE OF MINE

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 126 minutes
  • Country: Israel
Nadav, a 12-year old takes it upon himself to do something about the endless cycle of terrorist bombings and reprisals. He founds a peace movement consisting entirely of children, both Israeli and Palestinian. The filmmaker followed Nadav and the other children for nearly two years. |Read More
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LOOKING FOR THE LOST VOICE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 69 minutes
  • Country: Israel
This Israeli documentary examines some of the dreams that were shattered in the aftermath of a horrific suicide bus bombing in 2002, which took the life of a young man whose father, a son of Holocaust survivors, dreamt of a joint Arab-Israeli business venture; the young man himself was in a rock band whose members were all offspring of Israeli military men. |Read More
Documentary
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MATTER OF SIZE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Erez Tadmor and Sharon Maymon
  • Country: Israel
In this touching, lighthearted comedy, an overweight, underemployed chef and three close friends abandon their weight-loss group to pursue an activity for which girth is a virtue: sumo wrestling. While training, they discover the soul of sumo, realizing that—fat or thin—love and success will only come from being true to themselves. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Sports
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MY FATHER MY LORD

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 72 minutes
  • Country: Israel
This powerful and heartbreaking film takes a look at the price that may be exacted by a rigid observation of religious tenets. Its central character, a respected rabbi in an ultra-Orthodox community -- who is also a father and husband -- is forced to come to terms with the demands of his faith and the welfare of his own family. |Read More
Drama

MY NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Directed By: Julia Bacha and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
  • Country: USA, Israel, Palestine
Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian teenager growing up in the heart of East Jerusalem, but when his family is forced to give up a part of their home to Israeli settlers, local residents begin peaceful protests and in a surprising turn, are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters in My Neighbourhood.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Help Wanted program. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

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