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Ahead of Time
2009, USA/ Israel, 73 minutes, Color/ B&W
English & Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Robert Richman

DVD
Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Ruth Gruber became the youngest Ph.D. in the world before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. She emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world. With her love of adventure, fearlessness and powerful intellect, Ruth defied tradition in an extraordinary career that spanned more than seven decades. More

Altalena
Israel, 1994, 53 minutes, color/B&W
English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ilana Tsur

DVD
In 1948, the Altalena arrived in Israel carrying 930 World War II refugees and ammunition amassed by the irgun in direct violation of Prime Minister David Ben Gurion's new military chain-of-command. Ben Gurion gave an order to shell the ship, forcing Jews to fire on Jews and almost sparking a civil war. More

Appelfeld's Table
Israel, 2004, 47 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Adi Japhet Fuchs
DVD VHS
Imagination, memories, and fiction combine in this film about the life and world of renowned Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld. The film joins the author on his daily pilgrimages to the Jerusalem café, Anna Ticho House. More

The Arena (Ha-Zirah)
Israel, 2001, 48 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Moish Goldberg & Yonatan Gurfinke

DVD VHS
This is a story of a town square—the Kings of Israel Square, known as Rabin Square. When a controversial plan to convert the square into a parking lot is discovered, the relevance and importance of the square are heightened. More

As If Nothing Happened (Ke'Ilu Klum Lo Kara)
Israel, 1999, 50 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ayelet Bargur
DVD

Based on the personal experience of the director, this award-winning feature film focuses on one family waiting to hear news of a son who may have been involved in a terrorist incident. More

At the End of the Day
Israel, 2000, 50 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ayelet Bargur
DVD

Four young men, all commanders in the same Israeli Defense Force Golan Heights paratrooper unit, were killed over a 22-month period from 1995 to 1997. Their families, realizing they all suffer a common fate, agree to meet and share their stories. More

Avodah
Palestine, 1935, 50 minutes, B&W
Music only with English subtitles
Director: Helmar Lerski
35mm DVD
This landmark documentary celebrates the pioneering labors of early Jewish settlers in Palestine, recording the technological and agricultural accomplishments of the pioneers and the idea of a socialist Jewish state. More

Aya: An Imagined Autobiography (Autobiographia Dimionit)
Israel, 1994, 87 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Michal Bat-Adam
35mm DVD VHS
Director Michal Bet-Adam, stars in the title role as a woman driven by her father’s ambitions for her. Now she is shooting a film and fragments of dreams and fantasy alternate with reality. More

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The Balcony
Israel, 2000, 54 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ruth Walk
DVD VHS
A moving portrait of Israel Becker, a founder of the first professional Yiddish theatrical company in post-war Germany and writer and star of the 1946 autobiographic feature film Long is the Road (restored by NCJF), the first feature to portray the Holocaust from a Jewish point of view. More


Ben Dov: Images of a Dreamer
France, 1999, 55 minutes, color/B&W
Hebrew and French with English subtitles
Directed by Alex Szalat

16mm DVD
Yorn near Kiev in 1882, Yakov Ben Dov came to Jerusalem from the Ukraine in 1907 with little more than a still camera to his name. He became one of the most accomplished photographers and filmmakers of his time. More


The Benny Zinger Show
Israel, 1993, 37 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Arnon Goldfinger
DVD
Benny Zinger presents slide shows at weddings until one day, while preparing a show for a couple, he falls in love with the bride. More


Born in Berlin (Shalosh Nashim)
Israel, 1991, 85 minutes, color/B&W
German, English, Swedish and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Naomi Ben-Natan and Leora Kamenetzky
16MM DVD VHS
A penetrating look at the lives of three Jewish women writers: Cordelia Edvardson, Angelika Schrobsdorff, and Inge Deutschkron. All three grew up in pre-war Berlin until Nazi racial laws shattered their lives, and eventually all three made their way to Israel. More


Braids (Tzamot)
Israel, 1989, 90 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Yitzhak Halutzi

16mm DVD
Based on a true story, Braids tells the tale of So'ad, a 14-year-old Jewish girl imprisoned by the Iraqi government in 1947 for her participation in the Zionist movement. More

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Chronicle of Love (Chronika Shel Ahava)
Israel, 1998, 90 minutes, color
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Directed by Tzipi Trope
35mm DVD
In this the first Israeli feature film to deal with the subject of battered women. Nava, a social worker, shares the painful secret of her suffering with Jania, another woman victimized by her husband and the two form a healing bond. More

Clementine
Israel, 2009, 48 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Tal Haim Yoffe

DVD
A fascinating investigation that mirrors the development of Israel itself. Shaking his own family tree in this beautifully-crafted documentary, Tal Yoffe discovers a pioneering kibbutznik filmmaker, a Czarist army officer, a Nazi-trained blacksmith, several war heroes and a much missed father. More

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Davidoff Newsreel
Palestine, 1934, 10 minutes, B&W
Hebrew (an English translation sheet accompanies film)
Produced by Davidoff Newsreel Company
16mm
This newsreel segment depicts the first voyage of a Polish ocean liner to Palestine in 1934, including its departure, voyage, and the urban vistas of Haifa and Tel Aviv, which greeted its arrival. More

Dear Mr. Waldman (Michtavim Le America)
Israel, 2006, 86 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Hanan Peled

35mm DVD
In Tel Aviv in the 1960s 10-year-old Hilik knows his goal in life is to compensate for the grief his parents suffered in the Holocaust. More

Dream of My People
USA, 1934, 66 minutes, B&W
Directed by A.J. Bloome for Palestine-American Film Co.
16mm DVD
A rare, early documentary on Palestine, featuring the last appearance of Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt. More

Dreamers and Builders
Israel, 1996, 50 minutes, B&W
English
Directed by Yaakov Gross
DVD
This historic document of Palestine during the tumultuous 1920s includes footage from three rare films by Ya'akov Ben Dov, the father of Hebrew cinema, preserved in a joint project by the National Center for Jewish Film and the Israel Film Archive. More

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Farewell
Russia, 1992, 27 minutes, B&W
Russian with English subtitles
Directed by Arkadiy Yakhnis
35mm DVD
This award-winning documentary chronicles a 90-year old man’s emigration to Israel from his native shtetl in Bessabaria. This beautifully photographed film poetically captures the end of a rich Jewish heritage in Russia. More

Father's Footsteps (Comme Ton Pere)
France/Israel, 2007, 95 minutes, color
French & Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Marco Carmel

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In the early 1970s, the Maimons, a rambunctious but tight knit Tunisian-Israeli family, settle in Paris seeking adventure and fortune. Israeli-French filmmaker Marco Carmel draws on events from his own childhood in this unusual coming of age story. Starring French celebrity actor/humorist Gad Elmaleh. More

Flames in the Ashes (Pnei Hamered)
Israel, 1985, 90 minutes, B&W
Yiddish and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Haim Gouri and Jacquot Erlich
16mm
This film, the third in a trilogy (The Eighty-First Blow ,The Last Sea ) examines Jewish resistance during World War II. More

Forgotten Children
Australia, 2009, 55 minutes, color
Directed by Monique Schwarz
DVD
Amid the crisis surrounding the education of Aboriginal children in Australia, there is a ray of hope. The unlikely source: Israeli teachers. Follow a team of Israeli educators as they bring a new method for teaching at-risk kids to the Australian outback. More

Four Friends (Pegisha Hozoret)
Israel, 2000, 60 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Esther Dar
16mm DVD
Four women—a Palestinian Moslem; a Palestinian Christian; a Jew from a prominent Zionist family; and a Jew from Tel Aviv—roommates at an Anglican boarding school in Jerusalem in 1939, meet 50 years later for a reunion. More

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Golda Meir
UK, 1971, 52 minutes, color/B&W
Produced by the BBC
16mm
A close-up documentary portrait of one of the century's outstanding women and an illustrated account of the dramatic events in which she was a leading protagonist. More

The Green Dumpster Mystery (Ha'taalumah Ba'meholah Ha'yerukah)
Israel, 2008, 50 minutes
He
brew with English subtitles
Directed by Tal Haim Yoffe

DVD
Traveling on his scooter through Tel Aviv, filmmaker Tal Haim Yoffe finds a discarded box of old photographs in a green dumpster. This docu-detective film, slowly unwinds a family history, beginning in Lodz, Poland, and traveling through the Siberian Gulag, a Samarkand sugar plant, a Ha’apala ship and the battlefields of the Sinai Peninsula. More

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Hatikvah: The Hope
RESTORED BY NCJF
Germany, 1936, 48 minutes, B&W
Silent with German and English intertitles
Produced by the German Zionist Union
16mm DVD
Made in 1936 in an effort to inspire German Jews under Nazi rule to make aliyah to Palestine, this documentary about the earliest period of Zionist history is a singular celluloid artifact. More

Holy For Me
Israel, 1995, 34 min, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Assaf Bernstein
DVD VHS
This fiction film spoofs tours of the "holy" sites of Israel. Join Jonah and his unwitting group of tourists on an insane two-day tour of Tel Aviv. More

The Holy Land
USA, 1917, 5 minutes, B&W, Silent
Produced by Conquest Pictures
16mm
This historic and rare footage of Palestine focuses on the holy Christian and Jewish sites of Jerusalem. More

The House on Chelouche Street (Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche)
Israel, 1973, 115 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Moshe Mizrahi
16mm
This Academy Award-nominated feature focuses on Sami, a teenager from a newly-arrived, poor Sephardic family living in the slums of Palestine during the turbulent last days of the British Mandate. More

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I Am Joseph, Your Brother
Israel, 2001, 59 minutes, color
English
Directed by Amy Kronish and Eli Tal-El
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Inspired by the visit of Pope John Paul II to Israel in the year 2000, I am Joseph Your Brother assesses and reflects on the changes that have occurred in the often difficult and turbulent relationship that has existed for centuries between Jews and Christians. More

I Love You, Rosa (Ani Ohev Otach Rosa)
Israel, 1972, 84 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Moshe Mizrachi
16mm
Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Film. Jerusalem's Orthodox community at the turn of the century is the setting for this now-classic film about the life of a young Sephardic widow. More

Israel Rocks: A Journey Through Music of Visions and Divisions
Israel, 2000, 55 minutes, color
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Directed by Izzy Abrahami and Erga Netz

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Can you grasp the complexities, the tribulation, and the dreams of Israel by its music? This film features 20 singers, bands, and choruses, from rock to blues, folk, and rap. More

Kazablan
Israel, 1973, 95 minutes, color
English dubbed
Directed by Menahem Golan
16mm
This Israeli West Side Story unfolds when Kazablan, a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew, takes time out from hassling the poverty-stricken tenants of the Jaffa ghetto to court the fair-skinned Rachel, an Ashkenazi Jew. More

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Land of Promise
Palestine, 1935, 57 minutes, B&W
English and Hebrew
Directed by Juda Leman
DVD
This is one of Palestine's earliest sound films and part of a larger campaign to encourage settlement and investment in "the Jewish homeland." Land of Promise emphasizes secular accomplishments and portrays Zionist settlers with considerable cinematographic and editorial skill. More

Last Journey Into Silence
Israel, 2001, 52 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Shosh Shlam
DVD VHS
After the Holocaust, survivors who had nowhere else to go or were emotionally shattered by their experiences ended up in a mental hospital in Israel. This moving documentary follows estranged daughters as they visit mothers they have not seen in decades. More

The Liquid of Life (Nozel Ha-Hayim)
2008, Israel, 50 minutes, color, Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by
Pini Schatz
DVD
Pini Schatz's funny and original film (subtitled How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Blood) proves there’s no reason to be afraid of the liquid that flows in our veins. Meet a cross section of unique Israeli characters including the director of Magen David Adom. And learn how to mix the perfect bloody mary. More

Living For Tomorrow: Untold Stories by the Pioneering Women of Israel
USA, 2000, 53 minutes, color
Hebrew and English with English subtitles
Directed by Lilach Dekel
DVD
Director Dekel’s grandmother, along with other young idealists from Eastern Europe, immigrated to Palestine in the 1920s resolved to build the kibbutz movement. Now in their 80s and 90s, these women offer candid evaluations of the their youth. More

Love at Second Sight (Ahava Mimabat Sheni)
Israel, 1998, 90 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Michal Bat-Adam
35mm DVD VHS
Renowned Israeli filmmaker/actress Michal Bat-Adam wrote and directed this intriguing tale of romantic obsession in present-day Tel Aviv. Michal Zuaratz stars as a young female photographer infatuated with a stranger whose image she accidentally captures on film. More

Love Inventory (Reshimat Ahava)
Israel, 2000, 90 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by David Fisher
35mm DVD
Bittersweet, honest, and touchingly funny, this multi-award-winning film chronicles Fisher’s attempt to solve a family mystery—uniting his troubled family in the process. More

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Maytal
Israel, 1996, 51 minutes color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Yael Kipper Zarezhky
VHS
A 1996 terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv left 27-year-old Maytal Lederman critically injured and took the life of her brother Asaf. This documentary follows Maytal over a period of eight months in an Israeli rehabilitation hospital, as she struggles to cope with her loss and rebuild her life. More

My 100 Children (Me'ah Yeladim Sheli)
Israel, 2003, 68 min
English, Hebrew & Polish w/ English subtitles
Directed by Amalia Margolin & Oshra Schwartz
DigiBeta DVD
When Lena Küchlar discovered dozens of orphaned Jewish children in Krakow after WWII, she employed the progressive psychiatric methods of Janusz Korczak and slowly brought these damaged kids back to life. Based on Küchlar’s best-selling autobiography. Best Documentary, Israel Film Academy. More

My Brother’s Wedding
USA, 2003, 36 minutes, color
Directed by Dan Akiba
DVD VHS
After his brother’s radical conversion to Orthodox Judaism, Akiba found it increasingly difficult to remember the brother he once knew. In an effort to better understand his brother’s new life, Akiba documented his family’s trip to Israel in 2001 to attend his brother’s wedding. More

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Next Year in... Argentina (El Año que Viene en... Argentina)
Israel, 2005, 62 minutes, color
Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Jorge Gurvich and Shlomo Slutzky
DVD
Argentinean-born Israeli filmmakers Jorge Gurvich and Shlomo Slutzky met in Buenos Aires before both men immigrated to Israel. 30 years later, they take up the question of Jewish-Argentine history, identity and attitudes toward Israel. More

On My Way to Father's Land
Israel, 1995, 75 minutes, color/B&W
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Aner Preminger
DVD
This film takes us on two journeys: the first to Vienna, where Preminger's father lived as a child under Nazi occupation; then to Palestine where he became a member of the first Knesset, joined the Palestine Communist Party, and established the Hebrew Communist Party. More

Operation Thunderbolt (Mivtsa Yonatan)
Israel, 1977, 126 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Menahem Golan
16mm
This feature film is a stunning retelling of the famed 4 July 1976 raid by Israeli commandos to rescue 104 passengers from a hijacked plane grounded in Entebbe, Uganda, in Africa. More

A People Chosen: Who Is a Jew?
Israel, 1976, 57 minutes, color, English
Directed by Herb Krosney
DVD VHS
Orthodox Jews, Jewish atheists, Russian immigrants, and kibbutzniks discuss their views on who is a Jew. Featuring Abba Eban, Rabbi Goren, Yigal Alon, and David Ben-Gurion. More

Pillar of Salt (Natziv Hamelech)
Israel, 1980, 58 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Haim Shiran
16mm DVD
Based on the autobiographical novel by sociologist Albert Memmi, this feature film about an expressive and intelligent 13-year old boy captures the cultural richness and social complexity of a Jewish boy's life in Tunisia, North Africa. More

Purple Lawns (Deshaim S'Gulim)
Israel, 1998, 56 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Dina Zvi-Riklis

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In this feature film, Yael and Shlomit, two secular, free-spirited women, share a flat in Tel Aviv. Their high rent forces them to take in a third roommate, Malka, an enigmatic ultra-orthodox woman with a secret. More

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Rabin: Shivah in November
Israel, 2010/1995, 62 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Producer: Noemi Schory, Belfilms
DVD
The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as he left a peace rally in 1995 plunged the country into mourning. That the gunman was a 25-year old Israeli further complicated the event’s fallout. Constructed entirely from television coverage aired in the seven days following the murder, the film is a mosaic, allowing viewers to experience the events much as Israelis saw them, through the TV screen. More

Rain 1949
Israel, 1998, 52 minutes, color
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Directed by Ilan Yagoda
DVD VHS
The Jewish settlers of Kibbutz Megido and the Arab villagers of Lajun appear like two entirely different groups separated one from the other. Yagoda, who served in Megido during his military service, returns to meet the refugees of the past, Jews and Arabs tied to the same plot of land. More

Rites of Passage: The Spiritual Journey of Alice Shalvi
Israel, 1998, 51 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Paula Weiman-Kelman
DVD VHS
In this intimate documentary portrait, Alice Shalvi shares her thoughts and memories of her public and private life, from her childhood in Essen to her success as a leading Israeli scholar, feminist, and peace activist. More


Rutenberg (Ish HaHashmal)
Israel, 2002, 90 minutes, color
English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Eli Cohen
35mm DVD VHS
Cohen takes an elliptical approach in telling the story of Pinchas Rutenberg, a visionary, complex, and larger-than-life figure, who, amongst other things, brought electricity to Jewish Palestine in the early 20th century by building a hydroelectric power station. More

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Schund
Israel, 2010, 56, minutes, color
Hebrew, Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed by Yael Leibovitz Zand

DVD
In this clever and heartfelt mockumentary, a renowned Yiddish actor disappears under criminal circumstances. Searching for him twenty-five years later we meet the colorful characters that made up Israel’s vibrant Yiddish scene during the country’s first decades. More

Second Watch (Mishmeret Shniya)
Israel, 1995, 14 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Udi Ben-Arie
16mm DVD VHS
An Israeli reserve soldier on watch at a remote post along the Israeli-Jordanian border finds a Jordanian soldier who is bored to death just like him. Together they pass the time, help each other, get into trouble and still manage to get away with it. More

The Secret: Poland's New Jews (Hasod)
Israel/Poland, 2001, 52 minutes, color
English, Hebrew and Polish with English subtitles
Directed by Ronit Kerstner; Produced by Noemi Schory
DVD
Through accidental discovery or deathbed confessions many Catholic Polish citizens have made an unsettling discovery: they were born Jewish. These “new Jews" must decide what this new truth means to them, as Poles and as Jews. More

The Shower (Ha-Miklachat)
Israel, 1997, 35 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Jorge Gurvich
35mm DVD
An elderly man's anxiety in the face of loneliness and death fades and unresolved familial conflicts disappear for a few moments of grace when his son bathes him for the last time. More

Simply Human
Israel, 2000, 30 minutes, color
Dutch, English and Hebrew with English Subtitles
Directed by Izzy Abrahami & Erga Netz

DVD
Mrs. Hans Snoek, a 90-year old Dutch dancer, famous in The Netherlands as the founder of several dance companies, discusses a little-known episode from her past; during World War II she hid Jews in her Amsterdam home. More

So We Said Goodbye (Nifradnu Kach)
Israel, 1991, 26 minutes, color/B&W
Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed by Jorge Gurvich
35mm DVD VHS
While saying goodbye to his son and grandchildren who are leaving Israel, Yackov remembers when, as a child, he also said goodbye to his family in Poland in 1937, not realizing that he would never see them again. More

Song of Hannah
USA/Hungary, 2005, 45 minutes, color/B&W
English, Hungarian and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Nicole Opper
DVD VHS
Hoping to rescue victims of the Holocaust, 23-year old Hannah Senesh left the Palestine kibbutz she had helped to build and parachuted into her native Hungary. Instead, she was imprisoned and killed. More

Stan Getz: A Musical Odyssey
USA, 1978, 60 minutes, color
Directed by Herbert Dorfman
DVD VHS
Join jazz saxophone virtuoso Stan Getz on his 1977 three-week tour of Israel. Getz jams with local musicians -a Kurdish drummer, an Arab quartet, a Hassidic wedding band, a Yemenite dance troupe- adapting his unique style to the various ethnic sounds of Israel. More

The Struma
Canada, 2001, 90 minutes, color, English
Directed by Simcha Jacobovici

16mm DVD
In 1941 a boat carrying nearly 800 refugees bound for Palestine found themselves stranded in Istanbul Harbor where it waited while Turkey, under pressure from the British, deliberated the passengers' fate. More

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Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Israel, 2009, 125 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Anat Zeltser, Modi Bar-On and Gabriel Bibliowicz
DVD
Produced for the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa explores the city's history. Israeli TV celebrity Modi Bar-On hosts this fast-paced film which uses archival film and photos intercut with those of contemporary Tel Aviv. More

Too Close To Home (Shnei Meter M'Habayit)
Israel, 1995, 50 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ori Inbar
DVD
The future of the Golan remains a crucial issue for Israel's future. This documentary about the people who live in and protect the Golan provides important insight into the political and social issues surrounding the territory. More

Toward Jerusalem (Nach Jerusalem)
Austria/Israel, 1990, 87 minutes, color
German, Arabic, Hebrew and English with English subtitles
Directed by Ruth Beckermann
VHS
In this documentary road movie, Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann records the diverse views and activities of Israelis and Arabs as she travels along the route from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More

Transnistria, The Hell
Israel, 1996, 40 minutes, color/B&W
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Zolton Terner
DVD VHS
Irom 1941 through 1944, 300,000 Jews were killed at the hands of officials in Transnistria, an area of southern Ukraine bordering Rumania that has become know as the "Forgotten Cemetery." More

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
France, 2011, 90 minutes
English narration, Hebrew, German & French w/ English subtitles
Director: Michaël Prazan
Blu-ray DVD Digibeta
The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann held in an Israeli courtroom and broadcast around the globe, was a benchmark event in the historiography of the Holocaust and a milestone in media and journalism coverage. This compelling new documentary features accounts of Eichmann's capture, the drama in the courtroom and behind the scenes, and reactions from around the world. More

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Underdogs: A War Movie (Beit Shean: Seret Milhamah)
Israel, 1996, 86 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Doron Tsabori & Rino Zror
DVD
Soccer mania hits a small working-class Israeli town near the Jordanian border, and the local team prepares for their last crucial game of the season against the national champions from Haifa, exacerbating conflicts between rich and poor. More

The Vision of Chaim Weizmann
USA, 1963, 27 minutes, B&W
Directed by Lazar Dunner
16mm DVD
A documentary biography of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, incorporating film footage, sketches, and still photographs. More

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What I Saw in Hebron (Ma Sheraiti B'Hebron)
Israel, 1999, 73 minutes, color
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Directed by Noit Geva & Dan Geva
DVD
Seventy years after the 1929 Hebron massacre, this is the personal testimony of 12 people who survived the atrocity. Noit Geva's grandmother was so traumatized that she never spoke of her experience, but recorded it in a journal entry entitled "What I Saw in Hebron". More

Women Unchained
USA, 2011, 60 minutes, color
Hebrew and English with English subtitles
Directed by Beverly Siegel & Leta Lenik
DVD
An important new film documenting the experiences of modern-day “agunot,” or women whose husbands refuse to grant them a Jewish divorce. Narrated by actress Mayim Bialik (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory), Women Unchained offers strategies for what women can do to protect themselves and why the issue matters to all Jews. More

The Wordmaker (Ish She'Ahav B'Ivrit)
Israel, 1991, 90 minutes, color
Hebrew, English, French and Russian with English subtitles
Directed by Eli Cohen
16mm DVD
At the beginning of the 20th century, a language war raged in Palestine among Yiddish, Russian, French, German, English, and Hebrew, a language barely spoken for 2000 years. This feature film tells the dramatic life story of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda who championed the cause of modern Hebrew. More

Zoll Zeyn
Israel/ Germany, 1989, 135 minutes, color
Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed by Henryk M. Broder and Frans van der Meulen
DVD
The state of Yiddish culture in 1989 in Israel is examined, from Socialist Bundists in Tel Aviv to the Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, and all the people, poets, singers, revolutionaries, journalists, and actors in between for whom Yiddish is a living language in the midst of Hebrew. More

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