"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.
Juma, an ambitious young Kenyan with a big smile but no job, is looking for a way to escape his homeland and make his way to Europe. He meets a 50-year-old British tourist, who is looking for an exciting vacation. The two of them spend a passionate week together and for a moment they seem to delude themselves that their story will end happily ever after.
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.