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DOCAVIV - THE TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL
DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

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Director: Itamar Alcalay

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Shlomo Bar – a Musical Documentary

The painful introspection of a musician whose work is a clash of East and West

Moments Like This Never Last

The turbulent life of the man who came from wealth and became a wild graffiti artist and gallery favorite

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

Her brief career left an unforgettable mark on the world’s folk/blues music scene

On This Happy Note

Even on her deathbed, one of Israel’s greatest playwrights talks about life, death, and art

Under The Volcano

The story of the island where George Martin recorded rock anthems that changed the face of music forever

Queen Shoshana

The untold story of the diva Shoshana Damari reveals the high cost of a glamorous life

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

The eccentric relationship between Williams and Capote is revealed through diaries, interviews, and their work

TINA

For the first time ever, Tina Turner opens a window into her private life

The Fourth Window

The double tragedy of Amos Oz: a sensitive portrait of love and darkness, trauma and fame

Her Socialist Smile

Helen Keller’s famous resourcefulness is shown in a new light as the film delves into her activism

Grossman

An intimate portrait of the Booker Prize laureate, who shares personal stories and talks about great novels

Belushi

Rare archive footage and riveting interviews reconstruct the ups and downs of John Belushi’s turbulent life

Akeji, the Breath of the Mountain

A window into the magical life of Japanese painter Akeji and his wife Asako, in a tiny woodland hermitage

Aalto

The vision of master architect Aalto is tightly bound to the story of the two women he loved

The Man Who Paints Water Drops

The dramatic life story of painter Kim Tschang-Yeul is revealed through his relationship with his son

Award Winners

Silence of the Tides

What happens to the animals and people living in and around the ever-changing Wadden Sea?

The Communion of My Cousin Andrea

The girl who decided it was time to give the first communion ceremony a glam-up

Silent Voice

Since fleeing Chechnya because his brother threatened to kill him for being gay, Khavaj hasn’t said a word

The Truffle Hunters

In the forests of Italy, men and dogs hunt for treasure: the rare and very expensive Alba truffle

City Hall

Discover the inner workings of Boston City Hall: the power struggles, ideologies, and day-to-day operations

Sabaya

A daring and secret operation to rescue Yazidi women and girls from ISIS captivity

President

Nelson Chamisa runs for president in Zimbabwe, exposing the corruption of its election system

Notturno

3 years in the Middle East are woven into an emotional film about people and places shaped by war

MLK/FBI

White America used all its sinister methods against the man who became known as “The Black Messiah”

Letter to the Editor

With heartfelt, obsessive dedication, Alan Berliner laments the glorious legacy of the New York Times

Inside the Red Brick Wall

An inside look at the Hong Kong protests—and protesters—against China's extradition law

Taming the Garden

A beautifully filmed account of ancient trees being uprooted and taken to a capricious billionaire’s estate

Listen to the Beat of Our Images

Archive footage of the space center in French Guiana coalesces into memories both personal and collective

My Uncle Tudor

Walking through her picturesque family home, the filmmaker slowly illuminates disturbing childhood memories

This Rain Will Never Stop

From war to war: Andriy, whose family fled Syria to the Ukraine, volunteers with The Red Cross

A Journey to the Past

Her Name Was Europa

Hermann Göring dreamed of it galloping through the Arian wilderness—and he wasn’t the only one. The near-mythical aurochs, the wild ancestor of modern cattle, still sparks the imagination of zoologists, cattle farmers, scientists, and artists, and some are trying to bring it back to life. Inspired by a German zoologist’s book, the filmmakers set out to find out if there really is a way back from extinction, and what motivates people to look for it. Helped by geneticists, farmers, and artists, they piece together the legends and fantasies surrounding these giant beasts, uncover stories of other, less remarkable species made extinct by humans, and raise disturbing questions about the relationship between nature, its imitations, and the artificial design of modern life. The film is chock-full of humor and social criticism, neither of which detracts one bit from its scientific depth.

Apples and Oranges

The rise and fall of the international trend of volunteering in an Israeli Kibbutz

Blue Box

Jewish National Fund leader Joseph Weits’ diaries reveal the painful truth behind the war for Israel’s lands

Birds of America

See the monumental changes happening in American nature through the groundbreaking book “Birds of America”

When We Were Bullies

How easily do we turn into bullies? 50 years after a schoolyard incident, the filmmaker searches for answers

Under The Volcano

The story of the island where George Martin recorded rock anthems that changed the face of music forever

MLK/FBI

White America used all its sinister methods against the man who became known as “The Black Messiah”

Letter to the Editor

With heartfelt, obsessive dedication, Alan Berliner laments the glorious legacy of the New York Times

Misha and the Wolves

The controversial story of the woman who made everyone believe a pack of wolves had saved her from the Nazis

Rebel Hearts

These activist nuns refused to surrender—even in a war against the Catholic Church itself

Leibovitch in Ma’alot

The crisis in Zionism is the center of the discussion between philosophers Leibowitz, Eldad, and Brinker

When the Sea Sends Forth a Forest

A uniquely creative reconstruction of a survivor's memories of the Cambodian Genocide

Final Account

The last living Nazis tell all: what they knew, what they repressed, and how come they hadn't said “no”

A Jewish Life

A survivor of four concentration camps dedicated his life to helping refugees make their way to Israel

Listen to the Beat of Our Images

Archive footage of the space center in French Guiana coalesces into memories both personal and collective