Category:Israeli documentary films
Pages in category "Israeli documentary films"
The following 100 pages are in this category, out of 100 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 100 pages are in this category, out of 100 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mostar Round-Trip – Mostar Round-Trip is a 2011 Israeli documentary film, a Fisher Features Ltd. release directed and produced by David Fisher. This is the film in the family trilogy created by Fisher that started with the critically acclaimed Love Inventory and completed by Six Million. A year after 17-year-old Yuval leaves home in Israel to attend the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, filmmaker David Fisher, his father, the film addresses different issues concerning Coming of age such as alienation, love, family and military service. These stories are set against the backdrop of this college, situated on used to be the frontline between the Croatians and the Bosniaks, during the Bosnian War that ended in 1995. Although Yuval is far from home, this brings him. Their talks reveal father and teenager son tension with great honesty, maturity, yuvals roommate is Salam, an Israeli Arab, with whom he holds passionate political debates. Salam is a playboy and a charmer, so its no wonder Yuval brings him a sugar cube to bed, one morning after a bitter fight they had over Middle Eastern politics. The film is filled with John Hughes like scenes of the life of youngsters at the college, the UWC college is portrayed as microcosms which proves as a highly valuable and substantial stage in preparing the students for a mature and challenging life as grownups. The film was shot in video and is available in Digibeta format, two versions of the film are available - a 73 minutes Festival cut and a 52 minutes TV and educational cut. The film was produced for The Second Authority for TV and Radio in Israel with the support of The Makor Foundation for Israeli film – the Israeli Film Council, amnon Fisher, the directors brother wrote and performed the films theme song Father and Son. The film was selected and screened at the film festivals. Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults in Australia 2011, exground Filmfest in Wiesbaden, Germany 2011 - in the Focus Israel category. Isratim - Israeli Film Festival in Paris 2012, crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz, Austria 2012, where the opening film was Six Million and One, directed by David Fisher
2. The Gatekeepers (film) – The film combines in-depth interviews, archival footage, and computer animation to recount the role that the group played in Israel’s security from the Six-Day War to the present. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards, Moreh has explained in interviews that he was inspired to make the film after watching Errol Morris’s Academy Award-winning documentary The Fog of War. Having just completed a film about former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the idea to do this movie came to me while I was working on my previous film, Sharon. From my discussions with the prime minister’s innermost circle of advisors, the problem, according to Moreh, was getting the Gatekeepers, or former heads of the Shin Bet, to agree to appear on camera and discuss their work and opinions. Given the secretive nature of the organization, none of them had ever done this before, and many of the topics he hoped to discuss with them were either classified or highly sensitive. Much to his surprise, Ayalon not only agreed to participate, he also helped Moreh contact the surviving former heads of the Shin Bet, Avraham Shalom, Yaakov Peri, Carmi Gillon. The sixth participant in the film, Yuval Diskin, was serving as head of the Shin Bet at the time. Though all the men agreed to participate, some were reluctant initially to discuss various incidents associated with their careers. Shalom, for instance, did not want to discuss his role in the hijacking of the 300 bus, over time, however, and with careful prodding, he agreed to discuss even that, and it now features as one of the film’s seven segments. The Gatekeepers gave me an unprecedented, intimate opportunity to enter the sanctum of the people who have steered Israel’s decision-making process for almost half a century. Moreh told The Economist that after interviewing the Shin Bet heads and he said that he seeks to change the point of view of young Israelis. To tell them a story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has not been told before and he told The Times of Israel that making the film changed me a lot. It made me more desperate, more bleak, I saw from their eyes how our leaders really don’t want to solve this problem. They do not have the audacity, the temerity, the will and he added, I am not putting the blame only on the Israeli leaders. I think the Palestinian leaders suffer from the horrible disease. I think that what Abba Eban said about how the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity applies to both sides, the events described in the film are illustrated with archival footage and computer-generated imagery that brings historic photographs to life. An example of this is the reenactment of the Bus 300 incident, based on photographs. The films computer animations were created by the French company Mac Guff and his credits as a director include The Rose, To Be Mayumana, Under Cover, Sharon, Occupational Hazard, and Caesarea
3. Columbia: The Tragic Loss – Columbia, The Tragic Loss is a 2004 documentary about the first Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, who died when the Columbia spacecraft disintegrated upon reentry into the Earths atmosphere. Two months after the disaster, Ramons diary was found at one of the sites and was reconstructed by the Israel Museum along with Israeli police. Interviews with NASA officials and with Ilans family offer both expert analysis of the flight and a look at the tragedy. The documentary received a mention at the Houston International WorldFest Film Festival in 2004. The film focuses on the reaction of the family of Ilan Ramon, Gliksberg met Ramon in Houston before his travels into space. Although much of Israel celebrated Ramon as a hero, Gliksberg, initially. I dont believe in human heroes, the director said in a phone interview. In fact, Gliksberg told Ramon, jokingly, You are a nonstory, you have no prostitute sister, Columbia has shown at a number of Jewish Film Festivals from 2004 to the present. In Variety, Joe Leydon said the film pays tribute to Ilan Ramon. List of space shuttle missions Space science Jaffee, David, Tragic Loss documents Israeli astronauts ill-fated flight. NASA Honors the crew Jerusalem Report on Ilan Ramons Vital Perspective
4. Love Inventory – Love Inventory aka Reshimat Ahava is a 2000 Israeli documentary film, written and directed by David Fisher and produced by Yahaly Gat and David Fisher. This is the First film in the family created by director David Fisher followed by Mostar Round-Trip and Six Million. After the death of their parents, Filmmaker David Fisher feels that his family has grown apart, Fisher believes that a search for their sister, who was allegedly taken from their parents at birth, will help them bond. Fisher and his four siblings, whose parents were Holocaust survivors, the siblings become amateur detectives, searching for any evidence that might lead them to their sister. It is a story of five siblings looking for a lost sister who end up finding themselves, the film was shot on Standard-definition television and a 35mm print of the film was made. The film was produced for Noga Communications Channel 8 with the support of The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the film was broadcast by ARTE in Europe and on 73 Public Broadcasting Service channels in the United States in the framework of the Independent Lens series. The film had limited release in Israel and in German speaking countries in Europe by Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek. The film is distributed to institutions and individuals in the USA by the National center for Jewish films. In 1999 before the film was released, and as part of the production of the film, an imaginary composite portrait of the missing sister was published in the daily newspaper Yedioth Aharonoth. Additional production credits, Aya Minster - Script Editor Etay Elohev - Sound Eli Taragan - Sound The films theme song entitled Son of Joseph, the film won the following awards, The Wolgin award for best documentary at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 2000. The Ophir Award by the Israeli Film Academy for best documentary in 2000, the DocuNoga award for best documentary 2000. The Merit award at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2002, the film was selected and screened at the following International film festivals, Jerusalem International Film Festival 2000. Berlin International Film festival Forum 2001, hong Kong International Film Festival 2001
5. 5 Broken Cameras – 5 Broken Cameras is a 94-minute documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. It was shown at festivals in 2011 and placed in general release by Kino Lorber in 2012. 5 Broken Cameras is an account of protests in Bilin. The documentary was shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, in 2009 Israeli co-director Guy Davidi joined the project. Structured around the destruction of Burnats cameras, the filmmakers collaboration follows one familys evolution over five years of turmoil, there are five cameras — each with its own story. When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born in 2005, self-taught cameraman Emad Burnat, at the same time in his village of Bil’in, the Israelis begin bulldozing village olive groves to build a barrier to separate Bilin from the Jewish Settlement Modiin Illit. The barriers route cuts off 60% of Bilin farmland and the villagers resist this seizure of more of their land by the settlers. During the next year, Burnat films this struggle, which is led by two of his best friends including his brother Iyad, while at the time recording the growth of his son. Very soon, these begin to affect his family and his own life. Emad films the Army and Police beating and arresting villagers and activists who come to support them, settlers destroy Palestinian olive trees and attack Burnat when he tries to film them. The Army raids the village in the middle of the night to arrest children and he, his friends, and brothers are arrested or shot, some are killed. Each camera used to document these events is shot or smashed, eventually, in 2009, Burnat approaches Guy Davidi – an Israeli filmmaker and together, from these five broken cameras and the stories that they represent, these two filmmakers create the film. Israel began construction of an Israeli West Bank barrier in the West Bank village of Bil’in, discovering that the wall would cut through their agricultural land, confiscating half of it, the villagers initiated popular protests and were joined by Israeli and international activists. At that point Burnat received a camera to document the movement, in 2007 the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the barrier rerouted, and four years later, after village access to some of the land was restored, the demonstrations were called off. A case against Canada, for failing to prevent Canadian corporations from being complicit in the building of the settlements, is pending before the UN Human Rights Committee. The first year, Burnat filmed mainly to serve the purposes of activists and his footage was introduced as evidence in Israeli court and posted on YouTube to spread awareness of the growing movement. As media interest in Bil’in grew, Burnats footage gained international recognition and was used by local and international news agencies and he started working as a freelance photographer for Reuters and provided footage documenting the villagers fight to professional filmmakers. This footage was used in notable films as Shai Carmeli Pollac’s Bil’in, My Love and Guy Davidi’s