"Write Down, I am an Arab"
A personal, social and historical portrait of the Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish, sketched through his poetry, newly revealed secret love letters, his intimate relationships and rare archival materials.
1 Out of Three
A gay couple and a woman decide to have a child together and become a parenting trio. What makes this family unique is the fact that the mother and one of the fathers are siblings.
2-3 Memorial Day
2-3 Memorial Day. I'm behind the camera. My father is my subject. Together we are a grieving family in every imaginable way. All we have now is one Memorial Day, one, two, three.
A Bag of Sentiments - Kaveret's Farewell Tour
Kaveret: the band, the artists, the reunion and the final tour.
A Living Being
Packed and pulsating, this short film follows one man on the night he joins the ranks of the homeless on the streets of Paris.
A Talent for the Land
One slide follows another. A flower, a tree and one last fight. This film is a journey through the life of Azariah Alon, father of nature and landscape conservation in Israel and founder of the Society for the Protection of Nature.
The residents of a facility wait eagerly for their visitors. Their expectations (and disappointments) seem to have a mystical effect on their surroundings.
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
An up-to-date account of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was imprisoned and tortured for his insistence on criticizing the Chinese regime. Even under constant surveillance, he continues to create defiant art that infuriates the government. And he does this knowing that everything he says and does could cost him his life.
A virtual encounter between a Jewish girl from a religious settlement in Lachish and an Arab girl from Lod develops into a tense, surprising and emotional experience.
At the age of 98, Grace Lee Boggs still believes in the revolution. With her remarkable passion and intellect, she shattered all the stereotypes around her as the daughter of Chinese immigrants and became a leader in the struggle of African Americans for equality.
The story of an ancient weapon used by young Egyptians to keep their revolution alive: expressive wall murals, stirring protest songs and provocative exhibitions. Art gives them happiness and the strength to withstand suffering.
A breathtaking, poetic depiction of a passionate dancer, who lived on stage from the age of nine until she was 78, and was forced to choose between her art and life.
Battle of the Sexes
A determined feminist and a loud-mouthed sexist meet on court for a tennis match, which would become one of the most important events of the women's liberation movement in the United States and a leap forward in the ongoing struggle for gender equality.
This winner of Best Documentary at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival follows an ambitious young Kenyan who found a job in the African sex trade, hoping to find a white woman who would give him a ticket to Europe.
Bialik - King of the Jews
The story of the life and death of the most beloved Jew of his day, poet Chaim Nachman Bialik. Special animation, rare archival footage, a voice track by Chaim Topol, poems by Bialik performed by Ninet and interviews with researchers and fans in Israel and around the world come together to retell the story of the little boy from the shtetl, who became King of the Jews.
U.S. comedian Dave Chappelle organizes a once-in-a-lifetime block party in Brooklyn, free of charge for anyone who wants to come. This is a chance to hang out with big names like Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, dead prez and the Fugees-reunited with Lauryn Hill. In his film Michel Gondry manages to share this once-only experience even with those who couldn't make it.
A wandering photographer shoots Tibetan families against a series of exotic backdrops, while developing surprising relationships with his subjects.
A combination of rare archival footage and an enlightening philosophical analysis of Africa's slow and bloody process of liberation from European occupation, and how violence is an outlet for the oppressed to restore their dignity and desire to live.
David Hockney IN THE NOW (in six minutes)
At 77 David Hockney still lives for the moment, never looking back. He provides us with six minutes of his inspiring credo.
Death & the Maiden
At age 23, while she was still fleeing from Nazi Germany, Charlotte Salomon painted about one thousand pictures describing her turbulent life.
They threw him in prison, torched his house and killed his mother, but they never managed to shut him up. Fela Kuti, the famous Nigerian singer, was a wild, impassioned, uninhibited revolutionary, who happened to be incredibly talented. This sketch of the man is set against a great soundtrack and some very personal photos.
Finding Vivian Maier
They thought their nanny was eccentric, zealously guarding her privacy. No one imagined that in her locked room Vivian Maier hid over 100,000 photos, which placed her among the top photographers of the twentieth century.
France Israel: a History
A film that looks behind the curtains of the relationship between France and Israel, while trying to understand what really lies behind the constant shifting in France's attitude toward Israel at major international events from the founding of Israel until today. The film includes rare testimonies from leaders, generals, historians and the people on the ground.
A movie about bicycles that starts with an accident, turns into a love story and ends with a big crash.
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
American cultural icon Gore Vidal dares to tell his country the truth right to its face. With fans on one side and detractors on the other, he never let his celebrity lifestyle keep him from delivering the harshest political criticism.
Multiple layers of fabrication and imposition are laid bare by this fluidly choreographed, single-shot embodiment of control.
Dana is the mother of an autistic child. While searching for help for her daughter, she discovers ACI, a captivating group of autistic activists, trying to bring about a change in public awareness and get people to understand that autism isn’t a disability but rather an identity.
Houses for All
The vast divide between political slogans and the reality created by an enormous real estate bubble left ghost towns. all across Spain these high-end neighborhoods stand empty and abandoned, a monument to an economic system that left countless families homeless and hopeless.
I'll See You Again
Grandma Rivka is forced to leave her home and memories to move in with her children and grandchildren.
In Papa's Words
Anna, the director of this film, finds the diary that her father wrote in the last months of his life.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation With Noam Chomsky
A fascinating encounter between an exceptional and influential philosopher and a surprisingly original director. It is a breathtaking meeting between a teacher (philosopher Noam Chomsky) and a student (director Michel Gondry) and between philosophy and animation.
Persecuted by the police, Indonesia's buskers live on the edge and sleep in the sewer. But with their music they manage to express the anger, frustration and hope of a country undergoing enormous social upheavals.
Kazuo Ohno, Father of the Butoh Dance, first appeared on stage at the age of 43. He left the stage only at the age of one hundred, three years before he died. This short dialogue less film presents the exceptional range of expressions that this Japanese dancer could achieve, both with makeup and costumes and without.
Las Variaciones Guernica
After the massive bombing of the Basque village of Guernica in 1937, Picasso realized what we all can see now in Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq and elsewhere: war against civilian targets is a quick and efficient way to advance objectives and muster political power.
A vast and violent labyrinth lies right in the heart of Tel Aviv. It is the Central Bus Station. Around it live thousands of refugees, a second generation of guest workers, and impoverished Jewish families who feel like strangers in their homes. This labyrinth is at the center of their lives.
Life According to Ohad
Ohad is an animal-rights activist. After years of being cut off from his family, he tries to heal the wounds and go home, but their decision to eat meat still stands in his way.
Life After Manson
Almost fifty years after joining Charles Manson's "family" and participating in a killing spree that sent shock waves through America, Patricia Krenwinkel is still trying to understand what caused her to give herself over so totally to the man who turned her into a murderer.
Like an Open Sky
A tantalizing film about the residents of a home for emotionally disturbed children and the staff that tries to unravel the world as seen by them, by coming up with original ways to crack through the shells and communicate with the children directly.
A cable car making the slow climb to a temple atop a mountain in Nepal contains a whole world within it, covering the spectrum of emotions, hanging between earth and sky and between the sacred and the profane. This is an unusual film, which won several awards, including a coveted Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.
Master of the Universe
A former banker reveals the system he knows intimately from within. This film offers a rare opportunity to understand what really goes on deep inside the great banks of the world, and to see the real lives of those people, who need no more than to push a button to shake the world's economy.
Mom Is Not Crazy
Already on their second date, Amira took Michael to meet her therapist, so that the therapist could explain him about her mental state. Michael wasn’t alarmed. Now that they have four children together, Amira decides to stop hiding her borderline personality disorder, and opens up about her condition to her community.
“Mountain Men” is a field diary that sketches a portrait of the Palestinian laborers in Israel's biggest cemetery, Har HeMenuchot.
How did so much music burst out of a small town in Alabama to get under the skin of some of the world's greatest musicians: Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and more?
My Father Yaakov Shabtai
Director Noa Shabtai, daughter of author Yaakov Shabtai and the woman with whom he had an affair while married, sets on a cinematic journey to get to know her father.
My Fathers, My Mother and Me
A very critical, personal look at one of the largest communes in Europe of the 1960's, through the eyes of a person who grew up in an environment that advocated free love and shared child-care, dismantling the traditional family unit.
Nan Goldin - I Remember Your Face
Nan Goldin's famous photos always gaze into the darkest, most painful corners of existence. In this very intimate film, we discover a woman full of love and self-deprecating humor, who survived the lowest points of her life because she could turn them into art.
Ne Me Quitte Pas
A totally different kind of friendship between two men, who know quite a bit about self-deprecating humor and the absurdity of life. Two alcoholics in a tiny Belgian village plan on vanishing from the face of the earth, but then they discover that there's something in their friendship that keeps them alive.
Nelson Mandela: The Myth & Me
How did Nelson Mandela forgive the people who persecuted, imprisoned him, and was that forgiveness appropriate? Does the symbol that he became overshadow the reality of a harsh life, which is still the fate of so many in South Africa? This very personal film, which includes interviews with world leaders, attempts to investigate the myth of Mandela.
On the Way to School
For children in Kenya, Morocco, India and Patagonia, school is the fulfillment a dream, even if getting there means steering clear of wild animals, crossing mountains, swamps and dozens of kilometers on foot. The film is also exhilarating because of the stunning shots of the local landscapes.
A multidimensional work integrating dance, theater and cinema in a tribute by noted director Wim Wenders to dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, considered to be the greatest name in modern dance. This sensual journey takes both the audience and dance itself into the world in which Bausch lived and worked for 35 years. The film is in 3D.
Planets - Four Variations of Detachment
Here are four stories of deliberate isolation. A butterfly hunter, a man with a robotic arm, a family that runs a self-sustaining farm in the middle of the forest and a taxidermist who specializes in pets all wander in their spaces, devoted exclusively to their own worlds.
Plot for Peace
How did Jean-Yves Ollivier convince statesmen and diplomats, generals, spies and freedom fighters from across the region to cross borders, redeploy troops, overcome distrust and bring about the collapse of the apartheid regime? This is the untold story of how Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa.
"It's hard to be a good person", Ariella tells her sister Avigail. Ariella is dealing with petty theft and prison. Avigail is dealing with breaking up from her longtime girlfriend and with raising the child they had together. Avigail and Ariella's parents, Rabbi Daniel and Hannah Sperber, are dealing with questions of acceptance, parenthood, adoption and unconditional love.
This is the story of the greatest project ever undertaken by Ulay, the former partner of Marina Abramovic and himself a photographer and performance artist. All his life he dealt with the body, but it takes a new meaning when he is diagnosed with cancer. Together with Abramovic, he reexamines questions of identity and sexuality around the world.
The "Raiders" are syndicates involving members of the underworld, well-known politicians, oligarchs, senior police officers, judges and prosecutors, who will do whatever it takes, legal or not, to seize control of lucrative assets in Russia.
A journey without words, accompanied by a unique soundtrack. It accompanies the camera as it floats from room to room like in a dream, even if what it finds is the most mundane reality.
A fascinating tribute to mountain-climber Piotr Morawski, who was killed in the Himalayas. The film consists of conversations with him and his widow, who talks about the enormous sense of pain, her need to go on living and her admiration for his total devotion to the life he loved.
Scorpions Can't Climb Up Glass
Avishai suspects that it wasn't by chance he was stung by a scorpion at eleven years old. Now, seventeen years later, he works up the courage to investigate what really happened.
Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars
An Iranian girl from a penniless family dreams of being an astronaut. Her family, friends and tradition all conspire to convince her to give up, but Sepideh refuses to stop dreaming about the stars.
Seven Men at Different Ages
The seven stages of male development, from childhood to old age as expressed through the sport of boxing.
Sometimes I Dream I'm Flying
A stunning and gentle film, which uses few words but plenty of atmosphere to tell the story of a talented young dancer and the bitter challenges she must face on her way to the greatest stages in the world.
Song from the Forest
A father from New York, who spent the past thirty years living with a remote tribe in the jungle, takes his Pygmy son to New York to introduce him to the Big Apple. This impossible encounter between two worlds is accompanied by great music.
Sound Of Torture
Thousands of Eritreans have been kidnapped by Bedouin smugglers over the past few years, trying to make their way to Israel. They are tortured and forced to call their families to pressure them to pay a ransom. Meron Estefanos, an Eritrean journalist and activist, interviews prisoners on her radio show and tries to save their lives.
Suitcase of Love and Shame
Here's a chance to peek into a dramatic, erotic love affair through a very touching soundtrack, which captures recorded messages between him and her, found on old recording tape reels, combined with stylized photos.
Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Arnold, Alice Cooper and countless other stars talk about Shep Gordon, the successful manager, who has the charisma of Elvis and the wit of Mark Twain, along with a huge libido and an equally huge heart. This is the first film by comedian Mike Myers ("Wayne's World").
The Armstrong Lie
"I didn't tell a lot of lies, but I did live one big one." Legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong was caught doping. Appearing before the camera of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side"), he confesses, contends with and tries to explain what happened
The Art of Disappearing
A Vodoun priest arrives in Communist Poland to free it from the evil spirits that possessed it. This is a stunningly beautiful dramatic recreation of a mysterious journey that was never documented, and the details of which remain unknown. The film tries to imagine the impossible encounter between two diverse cultures and the intense emotions that they evoked.
“The Birdman” is neither fiction nor a documentary. Skirting the boundaries of reality and the imagination, it tells the story of three men, who share the same passion to give up everything and start over somewhere else.
The Case Against 8
A behind the scenes look at the complex, sophisticated battle, in the courts and in the media to annul Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.
Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, this film tells the love story of a shy teacher and a provocative cabaret star, set against the rise and fall of "The Circle", a pioneer gay rights movement in Europe of the 1960's. The film offers a creative combination of interviews, archival footage and dramatic reenactments.
The man behind the unforgettable character played by Al Pacino in "Dog Day Afternoon". A strange, complicated, turbulent tale of a macho American, who learned in the army that he really loved men, and robbed a bank to pay for a sex change operation for his lover.
The Final Note
Where do pianos go when no-one plays them anymore? To a small and crowded workshop, where restoration experts from around the world gather to give them them back the ability to produce magnificent sounds.
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
A German doctor and his lover dream of fleeing humanity and setting up a lone house on one of the Galapagos Islands, far away from the rest of the world. The island is populated by giant turtles and other incredible animals, but by no other people. When the couple is joined by more settlers, passions heat up and their heaven on earth becomes a living hell.
The Green Prince
Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Sundance Film Festival, this documentary thriller tells the story of one of the Shin Bet’s most senior sources, who served as a spy among the Hamas leadership. The unique relationship between this Palestinian informer and his Israeli operator is a gripping tale of terrorism, betrayal, impossible choices and a friendship that transcends boundaries.
The Lady in Number 6
Alice Herz-Sommer, the 109-year-old star of this Oscar-winning film, is the oldest Holocaust survivor in the world. The happiness, joie de vivre and love of others that music grants her refuse to fade away. "I am the only one in this building who smiles", she says, "because I know that music is God".
The Last Days of Peter Bergmann
Security cameras show some disturbing pictures of a very lonely man. Why did this mysterious stranger, who showed up out of nowhere in a small Irish town, work so hard to hide anything that might identify him before committing suicide?
The Life and Crimes Of Doris Payne
The very original war waged by one black woman against the white establishment. Born in an impoverished mining town, Doris Payne built a career as an international jewel thief, blowing through millions and enjoying every penny.
An unusual Canadian Jewish family tries to rebuild its relationships and find love and sanity while running the family business – a strip club.
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
We are responsible for our dreams. This is the ultimate lesson of psychoanalysis - and fiction cinema.
The Special Need
With warmth and humor, this film focuses on a topic that few people dare to raise: the sexual needs of people with disabilities. This is the personal story of an autistic man and his search for love.
Tahrir Square should have been theirs. It should have belonged to the young people who refused to fear and swore not to leave until Egypt was free. How did it happen that their dreams, revolution and Square were all stolen from them?
A Texas inventor with no experience in painting tries to do the impossible and create a painting by Johannes Vermeer, the seventeenth century Dutch genius, using only a few simple gadgets. Is the distinction between technology and art nothing more than an unfounded modern invention?
The world's greatest filmmakers, from Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese to Lars von Trier, wander through the remote house, where Ingmar Bergman shut himself off from the world. They snoop through his video collection and talk about how much he influenced them.
Twenty Feet from Stardom
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Who are the women who sing backup to rock legends like Sting, the Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and so many others? They all sing with such talent and power, so why doesn't anyone know their names?
Twin infants left in a cardboard box in China were separated and adopted by families at opposite ends of the world. A surprising coincidence led to a meeting between their adoptive parents and to an intense and wonderful to watch relationship between the twins.
When Anastasia was 12, she filed a false complaint against Doron, 19 years her senior, for molesting her. Upon his release from prison after three years, Anastasia worked up the courage to apologize. Today they are married. This is the story of their impossible romance.
Anyone who takes a close look at the glittery coating of Las Vegas will start to see the cracks, and through them the sweat, filth, poverty and loneliness of all those who believed this was the place to get rich quickly.
Voices From the Booth
In their past lives they were intellectuals and professionals: two musicians, an author and a female surgeon. When they arrived to Israel they had to find work, so they ended up in the guard booth at the entrance or in the parking lot of schools, malls and office buildings. They'll do anything just so that they can continue to express their creativity.
A fascinating attempt to understand the roots of Richard Wagner's anti-Semitism and the personal and historical circumstances that caused this musical genius, who was surrounded by Jews throughout his life, to develop such a loathing for them.
Dazzling footage documents the fascinating relationship between man and water in a rice paddy in China, a research lab on a Greenland glacier and along the banks of the Ganges. This is an especially beautiful film.
Wayne McGregor: Going Somewhere
Wayne McGregor is one of Britain's most prominent, varied and creative choreographers. He shares his unique working process with the audience, describing it as a kind of alchemy that transforms nascent ideas into complete and meaningful works.
Weekend of a Champion
This film emerged from the decades-old friendship between the famous race car driver Jackie Stewart and director Roman Polanski, during an especially tense weekend in 1971 in Monte Carlo, and another meeting at the exact same place forty years later. Restored and updated copy.
Who Is Dayani Cristal?
The body of a man with the name "Dayani Cristal" tattooed across his chest is discovered in the Arizona desert. He is one of many who die every year, trying to cross the border into the United States. Actor Gael Garcia Bernal reconstructs his journey to find out who he was, and how thousands like him still remain faceless and nameless.