Israel, 2002, 90 minutes, 35mm
English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Eli Cohen
Special Israel Independence
This stirring saga of the man who built a hydroelectric plant across
the Jordan River at Naharayim in 1931 is an absorbing film biography.
Pinchas Rutenberg (1880-1942), a Russian Jewish émigré
to Palestine, was a man of unusual strength of character who succeeded
in getting Winston Churchill's backing for his project.
Noy's Rutenberg is a brilliant, formal, self absorbed man who had the
ability to compel the most recalcitrant worker to follow his lead.”
Los Angeles Times
Discussant: Hillel Newman, Consul of Israel to New England
Sponsors: The Consulate
General of Israel to New England and The Goodman Institute for the Study
of Zionism and Israel