Across the Universe Against all Odds A Journey to the Past Americana Arts and Culture Award Winners Beyond the Screen Competition Depth of Field Competition Eco-docu Extraordinaries Human/Nature Icons International Competition International Films International Films Q&A Israeli Competition Israeli Films Jianfranco Rosi Tribue July Goldman Tribute Masters Music Nazi Germany Panorama Protests Shorts Competition Students Competition The Cinematic Edge The Kids' Perspective The Power of Art The Price of Freedom Voices of Change Israeli CompetitionIsrael’s largest documentary competition International CompetitionBold, important, and extraordinary documentaries from around the world, carefully selected from this year's releases Beyond the Screen CompetitionFilms that drive social, environmental, and political change Depth of Field CompetitionFilms that push the envelope of the genre, redefining the word “documentary” PanoramaThe best new releases—Israeli and international—showing a broad view of reality Arts and CultureA rich selection of films about architecture, film, literature, fashion, dance, and cultural icons MusicStep behind the scenes with the greatest musicians of all time MastersFilms by renowned directors Shorts CompetitionTwo curated selections of short films, local and international Students CompetitionThe finest films produced in Israel’s film schools Collection 1Collection 2Collection 3 All Films Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email A Jewish Life Marko Feingold, a survivor of four World War II concentration camps, devoted his life to helping Jewish survivors reach Palestine. He shares his tumultuous tale with breathtaking clarity and has no qualms about revealing the associations between his memories and the present. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email A La Calle Leopoldo López has managed to unite hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans in protest against Maduro, the dictator who led their country to an economic freefall. The attempt to restore democracy costs López and other opposition leaders dearly. The film captures three years of rare social solidarity. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email A Man and a Camera Who is the stranger holding the camera? And why doesn't he say anything? Those who meet him try to solve the riddle, but are instead forced to look inward, to themselves, for answers. Why are they angry? And what brings people to invite this stranger into their home and open up to him? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email A Reason to Live The Second Lebanon War left Jonathan Levin paralyzed and unable to speak. Holding his writing hand, Adva helps him to seek meaning in his life. Shot from Jonathan's point of view, the film invites viewers to a fascinating, extraordinary inner world. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Aalto Alvar Aalto, one of the great masters of 20th-century architecture, shared his artistic vision with his wife, Aino, and when she passed away—with his second wife, Elissa. The story of the extraordinary buildings he designed around the world is intertwined with the story of the two great loves of his life. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Akeji, the Breath of the Mountain A tiny hermitage nestled deep in the forest is home to renowned painter Akeji and his wife, Asako. Between tea ceremonies, encounters with wild animals, and spiritual practice, the elderly couple seems to be one with the awe-inspiring nature that surrounds them. Packed with stunning cinematography, this sensitive film opens a window unto a new state of consciousness. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email All Light, Everywhere How have inventions meant to keep us safe become powerful tools of policing and surveillance in the hands of the authorities? In his search for answers, Theo Anthony (Rat Film) explores innovative technologies and exposes the basic assumptions behind them. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Altalena This 1994 documentary by Ilana Tsur examines the 1948 episode of the Altalena, a ship whose fate nearly incited civil war in the newly-established State of Israel. A special screening - in the memory of Ilana Tsur Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Antelopes A chase where mesmerizing imagery is paired with a disturbing text raises poignant questions: are humans, like this herd of antelopes, galloping to their doom? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Apples and Oranges Around 350 thousand youngsters from around the world came to work in the kibbutz during the 1970s - 80s. Ideology, adventurism and hormones turned the volunteering movement into a hot trend. Why did it end? How many broken hearts were left behind? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Ascension There are many steps to achieving the great Chinese dream, and it’s not an easy climb. Some spend their days repeating the same movements over and over, mass-producing products, while others are themselves carefully shaped on a conveyor belt moving toward a promise of success. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Belushi The short and turbulent life of John Belushi is revisited in previously unpublished interviews. Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Rita Rudner, and many others talk about the Belushi they had known and loved, accompanied by scenes from films and sketches, as well as stunning animations. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Birds of America A collection of illustrations by birdwatcher John-James Audubon, is an invaluable asset of American culture. This ecological, historical, mystical ride along the Mississippi River takes us back to those birds, exposing the drastic changes in the vast American wilderness. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Blue Box The Jewish National Fund's Blue Boxes were part of a successful fundraising campaign to support the purchase of land in Palestine. Joseph Weits, the filmmaker's grandfather, was the man who orchestrated the acquisition and expropriation of Palestinian lands. Weits's private diaries reveal an uncomfortable truth. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Boatman Life, death, and more meet and mix on the Ganges in Varanasi. Gianfranco Rosi (Fire at Sea) goes on a boat tour on the sacred river and meets them all: tourists, believers, fraudsters and innocents, the starving and the sated, merchants and priests, children, and of course, the dead. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Buck Opposing traditional violent and oppressive training techniques, Buck Brannaman developed a horse training approach based on communication and mutual trust, which affects horse owners no less than it affects horses. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email By the Throat From biblical times to the 21st century, the way we pronounce words has been used to tell friend from foe and decide who gets welcomed and sheltered—and who gets left out. How clear are the vocal borders between us, and how much of this reality is determined by politics? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email City Hall Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman (Ex Libris, Titicut Follies) delves into the inner workings of Boston City Hall. With great patience, he deconstructs the mechanisms of a big city, showing a myriad of conflicts, ideologies, and power struggles, as well as its day-to-day operations. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Courage As mass protests rage on the streets of Belarus, with people demanding the Prime Minister's resignation, an independent fringe theater troupe tries to stage a political protest play. They know what they are doing is very dangerous, but what seems to take real courage is maintaining a sense of normalcy and keeping up with their day-to-day lives. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Cuban Dancer He knows he was born to dance, and to achieve self-fulfillment, he emigrates from Cuba to the United States with his family. The coming-of-age story of gifted dancer Alexis Valdes is spread across five years, in which, facing terrible homesickness, he builds his life anew. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Dayton Diaries The glorious history of Dayton, Ohio, did not protect it from the great epidemic—the opioid plague. Shimon Dotan explores the city, gets to know its people, hears their stories, and patiently weaves them into a deep, compassionate portrayal of a crumbling city. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Dirty Tricks When the world’s best Bridge player is accused of cheating, the scandal threatens to bring the entire competitive Bridge world down in the true-crime comedy titled: DIRTY TRICKS. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Downstream to Kinshasa Almost two decades after they got injured in the Six-Day War in Congo, a group of outraged civilians journey to the capital by boat to protest against the indifference toward them. This intimate film follows their odyssey from up close and is completely devoid of self-pity. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email El Sicario Room 164 A chilling confession, hard to watch at times, by a hired assassin who decided to retire after 20 years in a drug cartel. Since then, a quarter million dollars has been offered for his head. Winner of the 2011 Docaviv's BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Fifty Old Dogs What happens when owners can no longer take care of their old dog? Moral dilemmas arise frequently at “Hofshi” (“Free”), a dog retirement home, and escalate rapidly when facing the threat of being shut down. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Final Account They weren’t the big monsters—they were the rank-and-file Germans who ran the Nazi machine's routine operations: bakers, drivers, cleaners, accountants, soldiers. The last of the old Nazis give a very intimate account, revealing what they knew, what they repressed, and how come they didn't say “no." Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) Samuele, 12, plays make-believe on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. The sea that supports his family carries thousands of African refugees, who are trying to cross to Europe in dilapidated boats. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Gen Tree In a town where the adults live on the ground and children on the treetops, a series of interviews sets out to discover - what is it that the generations misunderstand about each other? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Gorbachev. Heaven Former Soviet ruler Mikhail Gorbachev is now a good-humored, nostalgic 90-year-old man. Filmmaker Vitaly Mansky (Putin’s Witnesses) sits down for personal conversations with him and joins him in private moments, his camera filling the gaps when things are left unsaid. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Greeting From the Hilltop Two paralleling stories; the first is about the everyday life of the hilltop youth on the hill where they live, the second is the personal story of the filmmaker searching fot the ideal masculine identity. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Grossman “What I search for in my writing are the moments that I’m able to touch both life and death” says Grossman, whose novels have touched many hearts. Grossman, reveals a close and intimate side of himself and shares personal stories alongside great novels. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Gunda Gunda and her little ones have a complex and heartwarming emotional life. Director Victor Kossakovsky (Aquarela) follows Gunda the sow and her newborn piglets as they explore the world. Filmed without commentary in stunning black and white, the piglets display the qualities of real stars. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Hadar HaCarmel A portrait of Haifa's neglected neighborhood Hadar HaCarmel, told through the stories of a few of its most intriguing residents who still remember its glorious past. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Her Name Was Europa The last wild aurochs died in the 17th century, yet these near-mythical beasts continue to entice zoologists, geneticists, cattle farmers, and artists, some of whom try to bring them back to life. A film packed with humor and social criticism, neither of which diminishes its scientific or historical depth. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Her Socialist Smile Helen Keller was deaf and blind, but she refused to be mute. After learning to talk, she became an activist and a strong voice for workers’ rights. Her socialist beliefs are laid out in this eye-opening documentary essay. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Herd Ten-year-old Na'ama deals with a big philosophical question regarding life & death. Working on her father's ranch that raises cattle for slaughter makes her question the meaning of life. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Holes A sudden, shuddering tragedy forces Danny to revisit a dark secret from his past, one he buried years ago. Running out of time, while battling internal and external wars, Danny faces his own demons, and the desire for revenge. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Hot Blood Daniela (16) and Ohad (17) dream of winning the World Kickboxing Youth Championship. Alongside the demanding lifestyle of training, they face strong opposition from their Caucasian families to the violent sport. Will their persistence and perseverance come to fruition? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email How to Say Silence An old photograph launches a cross-generational journey, revealing how national values were enlisted in early-days Israel for the patriarchal control over women’s bodies and wombs. With her grandmothers’ painful stories, the director breaks the bond of silence. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email I Am Not Putting a label on Oren Levi is impossible. After years of battling false diagnoses, his video camera is his only outlet for human interaction on a life-changing journey to self- discovery. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Imad's Childhood Imad is not yet five, and already he has spent half his life in ISIS captivity. The horrors he had experienced and the violence ingrained in him cannot be erased. His intensely emotional journey toward recovery is facilitated by his mother, his grandmother, and an exceptional therapist. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email In the Same Breath When the virus started taking lives by the hundred-thousands, the Chinese and later American authorities insisted: “there is no reason for concern.” Using rare on-the-ground footage from China, the filmmaker, who had witnessed the horror firsthand, asks: where, if at all, can citizens believe their leaders? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Inside the Red Brick Wall The underground Collective of Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers covered the 2019 student protests from an unusual angle: they joined the protesters, marched shoulder to shoulder with them and spent tense weeks trapped beside them under a police siege, oscillating between hope and despair. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Karen Dalton: In My Own Time They called Karen Dalton a "heart singer." In her short career, she left an unforgettable mark on the folk/blues music scene, influencing the work of many, including Nick Cave and Bob Dylan. Among other recordings, this film features newly discovered original songs by Dalton. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Le temps perdu For 17 years now, they have been gathering at a bar in Buenos Aires to read and reread "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust. The readers have grown incredibly close to the text (and to each other). So close that life and fiction are beginning to blend together. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Leibovitch in Ma'alot Three philosophers: Prof. Yeshayahu Leibovitch, Dr. Israel Eldad and Dr. Menahem Brinker drive to a small town in the northern Galilee to discuss the "Crisis of Zionism". Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Letter to the Editor Composed entirely of photographs from printed editions of The NY Times over 40 years, Letter to the Editor is the heartfelt musings of a news junkie, and an elegy for the death of the printed newspaper in the digital age. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Life of Ivanna Ivanna was born in the Arctic tundra. She dreamed of becoming a dancer but got pregnant at 15 and now raises five children in a trailer on an ice flat. The film follows her through four years of impressive personal growth as she finds independence. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Life, Animated Owen, 23, learned everything he knows about the world from animated Disney movies. When he was first diagnosed as autistic, no one imagined that he would learn to talk or to function on his own. Disney's animated movies became his key to a world that was otherwise locked. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Listen to the Beat of Our Images The story of the space center in French Guiana is pieced together from archive footage, which coalesces into memories—simultaneously personal and collective. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Lost Boys Three young Finns go on holiday in Thailand and Cambodia, hungry for darkness and danger. When two of them go missing, the third, filmmaker Joonas Neuvonen (Reindeerspotting), goes looking for them. The menacing-yet-enticing world he discovers leads him to test his ethical boundaries as a documentarist and a friend. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Miracle Fishing When American scientist Tom Hargrove was kidnapped in Colombia, his loved ones, who could not pay the 6-million-dollar ransom, decided to negotiate with the kidnappers on their own. Hargrove's son filmed the entire ordeal with his 8mm camera. Now, 20 years later, he revisits the footage to understand what really happened. A Discovery+ Original Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Misha and the Wolves Misha was only seven when she went looking for her parents, who had been taken by the Nazis. Deep in the woods, she was adopted by a pack of wolves and survived the war under their care. Her story sparked the imaginations of many until the truth came out—and it turned out to be even darker and stranger. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email MLK/FBI Martin Luther King frightened White America, and the FBI—who surveilled, wiretapped, and photographed him for years—easily dug up dirt to discredit him. Sam Pollard exposes the machinations that helped White America in its war against the Black Messiah. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Moments Like This Never Last Dash Snow lived in a vortex of creation and destruction. He came from wealth, became a wild graffiti artist and then an upscale gallery favorite. On his way to the top, he changed the streets of New York in the aftermath of the turbulent 1990s. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email My Father and Me Director Nick Broomfield (Marianne & Leonard, screened at Docaviv) dedicates this distinctly personal film to his father, photographer Maurice Broomfield. The father’s comprehensive body of work documenting the lives of British factory workers is interwoven with the story of a complicated yet inspiring father-son relationship. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email My Psychedelic Love Story The 1960s High Priest of LSD became “public enemy number one” in the seventies and led the US authorities on a merry chase around the world. Joanna Harcourt-Smith, his lover, tells Errol Morris all about it: the intrigue, the politics, the shady deals, and the sex. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email My Uncle Tudor The filmmaker carefully makes her way through her picturesque family home, slowly illuminating disturbing childhood memories. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Nelson's Last Stand The story of the bohemian holiday village established by Rafi Nelson on the Sinai border, caught in a border conflict between Israel and Egypt. Nelson, a colorful figure, goes to defend his land. An absurd look at the conflict in the Middle East through one square kilometer of passions. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Not Just Roads New highways being constructed in India are dramatically changing the locals’ lives: poor villagers and nomadic populations give way to an emerging middle class, while agriculture is replaced with dreams of profiting from real estate. The camera moves between them all, showing the events from unexpected angles. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Notturno Gianfranco Rosi (Fire at Sea) spent three years filming in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Kurdistan. His beautiful film exposes the human core shared by people and places that have been shaped by war. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email On This Happy Note While preparing for her death, Anat Gov calls upon Kneller, the agent who will be the executor of her will. Their last recorded conversation is a dialogue on life, death and creation. Anat wishes to leave a spiritual legacy to those who will remain after she is gone: there can be a happy ending. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email One-Way Street Erez Pery, an Israeli filmmaker living in downtown Manhattan, observes the street below from his apartment's window. The obsessive observation of the street becomes a cinematic reflection on the connection between reality and fiction. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Our Beds Are Burning A documentary essay about the intellectual history of fascism. Writings and speeches of radical right-wing ideologues, quoted by actors, staged in contemporary situations in Israel, in Hebrew, at relevant locations, accompanied by archive footage and period music. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email President The 2018 elections in Zimbabwe were supposed to be fair and transparent. Camilla Nielsson (Democrats) joins Nelson Chamisa, the candidate who dares to run against the acting president, on a long and perilous road as he tries to expose election fraud. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Queen Shoshana Shoshana Damari was the first Israeli diva. She graced local and international stages, stirring millions with her voice. Hers was the life of a Hollywood legend and she paid the price for it. The woman behind the crown will come to light. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Rebel Hearts When the world around them started talking about feminism, gender, and race equality, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary did not stay silent. Little by little, they began to change the rules and refused to give up even when the Catholic Church declared war on them. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Ride the Wave With medals under his belt, 14-year-old champion Ben Larg sets his sights on a new challenge: to conquer one of the world’s biggest waves in the icy waters of Mullaghmore, Ireland. This beautifully shot film follows Ben through his teenage years on a journey toward an incredible achievement. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Riding With a Spy After being convicted of espionage, ostracized by her people, and marked as a traitor, Israeli whistleblower Anat Kamm tried to rebuild her life in New York, but her past still haunts her. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Rothschild 16 Rothschild 16 is where Israel first declared its independence 73 years ago. For Palestinians, this event marks the "Nakba" ('catastrophe'). The film discusses the formation of memory surrounding a historical site with a dual meaning. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Sabaya Thousands of Yezidi women and girls taken by ISIS are still held captive in a Syrian refugee camp. Brave men and women risk their lives trying to save them. Even after a successful secret rescue operation, the freed "Sabaya" have a long road ahead of them: the road to recovery. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Searchers How does one find love in a catalog? Pacho Velez (The American Sector, Manakamana) joins a diverse set of New Yorkers searching for their special someone on dating apps and websites. It's a bumpy ride, but they refuse to give up their dream. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Sheltered This animal shelter in Amsterdam is a place of miracles: animals and humans burdened with emotional and physical pain learn to comfort each other. With great patience and a lot of faith, bonds of unconditional love form between them. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Shlomo Bar – a Musical Documentary Shlomo Bar is one of Israel’s most important and original musical artists. In the film, which is presented in musical format, Shlomo examines his life’s trajectory through a series of encounters with key figures from the past and present. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Silence of the Tides The powerful landscape of northern Europe's Wadden Sea is ever-changing: darkness and light, high tide and low, storms and stillness—and amid all that: tens of thousands of birds, fish, and mammals, including humans, all come and go, repeating fragile cycles. This breathtaking nature is the backdrop for everyday dramas. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Silent Voice Khavaj cannot speak. He fled Chechnya when his brother, having found out that Khavaj was gay, threatened to murder him. His mother keeps leaving him tormented voicemail messages, but there is nothing he can do—to start anew, he must break away from his past completely. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Skies Above Hebron Amer, Anas, and Marwaan, three Palestinian boys, are fenced in—surrounded by military checkpoints, armed soldiers, and hostile Israeli settlers. Only their pigeons have freedom there, freedom to fly away. The film follows the boys for five formative years. What lives do they dream of living? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email State of Emergency Through a plan of exercises, drills and educational programs, the citizens of Israel are required to prepare for the country's ongoing wars. A funny and alarming journey through Israel’s "culture of preparedness" and the people living in its shadow. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Storgetnya People wearing helmets and lab coats play ping-pong and traverse rocky underground passages at the bottom of an Armenian salt mine shaft. What are they looking for? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Storkman 27 years ago, when Stjepan rescued a wounded stork who could not fly south with her flock, he had not imagined that he would be sharing his life with her and male stork partner—who faithfully returns every year—and with dozens of baby storks. A heartwarmingly beautiful story about one man and two lovebirds. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Summer Nights How does the world look through the eyes of a 6-year-old child? A journey into the subconscious of an innocent and ingenuous child, as he falls asleep and drifts into the depths of his own mind. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Taming the Garden A capricious billionaire demands to uproot giant century-old trees and transplant them to his mansion's garden. The complex engineering feat is about to change the Georgian landscape and the lives of its villagers. This human ecological drama tells the story with uniquely stunning cinematography. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email That Orchestra With the Broken Instruments 100 musicians rehearse for an extraordinary performance - a symphony of broken instruments. A poetic, engaging look at the broken and the whole through Jerusalem characters determined to create, if only for a moment, harmony in a discordant city. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Communion of My Cousin Andrea Andrea is unsure about God's existence, but one thing she does know: the communion ceremony needs a serious glam-up. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Eternal Flame The Physical Immortality Group was popular in Tel Aviv in the 1980s, functioning as the Israeli branch of Eternal Flame – an American group that believed in eternal life. Chaos ensued following the breakup of the group’s leaders, a polyamorous throuple. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Extra-Ordinaries - Roni Kuban on a Journey to Loneliness Part 1 The Extra-ordinaries is docu-series that focuses on people and communities marginal to Israeli society, outside the mainstream norms. In this chapter, the first of two, Roni Kuban meets extremely lonely people on their journey to solution or reconciliation. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Filmmaker's House The investors would rather see him direct a show about serial killers, but Marc Isaacs prefers to film a small-scale film about simple people. The plot thickens when a group of odd strangers gathers in his home. Then, in a second plot twist, the camera pulls back to reveal an unexpected truth. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The First Woman After six years in a closed psychiatric ward, Eva is about to be discharged. She dreams of building a new, "normal" life for herself. She finds a job and new love, but will she be able to reconnect with the son who was taken from her twenty years ago? Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Fourth Window Following his death in 2018, the film unveils the double tragedy of the Israeli writer, Amos Oz, in a sensitive portrait of darkness, peace, trauma and stardom. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Game The soccer referee cannot afford to doubt himself, even for a moment. Not when he faces the players, the fans, the linesmen, and his father, who watches from the stands as always. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Girl Who Didn't Know What to Do The solar system is shaking, a girl sheds a tear, and a monster drinks blood. Personal childhood drawings and stories raise questions about hereditary melancholy. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Good Soldier An inside look at the work of Breaking the Silence, an organization of former soldiers who collect testimonies of those who served in the occupied territories. Directed by Silvina Landsmann, whose observational films examine institutions and organizations (‘Hotline’, ‘Soldier/Citizen’, ‘Post-Partum’). Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Last Hillbilly America sees them as poor, ignorant, and racist, but Brian Ritchie, his family, and his neighbors—the last Appalachian settlers—are not afraid of being called hillbillies. Doting on their tradition, they fear the dramatic changes happening in their lives and cope with them using unexpected, almost poetic insight. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Man Who Paints Water Drops Acclaimed Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul (who passed away this year, aged 93) believed in silence and in art. When his son starts filming him, a special bond grows between them, revealing the painter’s dramatic life story and the meaning behind the recurring water-drop motif in his art. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Meaning of Hitler What was the secret of Hitler’s charm? How is it that people still worship him? And how is any of this related to culture, consumerism, and even technology? Determined to solve the riddle, Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker (Karl Marx City) set out on a meandering journey full of surprises. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Oratorio Martin Scorsese reveals the story of a single performance in 1826 that forever changed America’s cultural landscape with the introduction of Italian opera to New York City. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Sparks Brothers How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron and Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Therapy An exclusive look inside “Conversion Therapy”. Lev and Ben attend conversion therapy in order to battle their same sex attractions and marry a woman. While Lev struggles to make it work, Ben has doubts that are about to change his life. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email The Truffle Hunters Deep in the forests of Italy's north-western Piedmont region, a group of eccentrics follows keen-nosed dogs in search of treasure: rare and expensive truffles. A humorous film about refined tastes, culinary traditions, and true indulgence. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email There Will Be No More Night Their cameras and scopes are mounted on their helmets, moving with their gaze. Invasive night vision footage accompanies the stories of American and French helicopter gunners in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, raising political, technological, and ethical questions. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email This Rain Will Never Stop Andriy, whose family fled Syria and came to Ukraine, surviving one war only to end up in another, volunteers with the Red Cross. His story threads through this visually arresting film, tenderly weaving through images of people and places marked by war. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email TINA Superstar and rock legend Tina Turner, who still filled stadiums with roaring fans even at 70, talks openly about her years of suffering from violence and humiliation—and about the strength that allowed her to build a new life for herself, on and off the stage. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation The intense, turbulent conversation between Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams went on for most of their lives. Their portraits are stitched together from letters, diaries, interviews, and unforgettable scenes from their work, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Two Minutes to Midnight An all-women government of a fictitious country must take a stand on an imminent nuclear threat from a foreign nation. The film is the final stage of the hybrid-experimental project “What if Women Ruled the World.” Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Under The Volcano The Police, Dire Straits, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, and many more showed up on the tiny Caribbean island of Monserrat to record their music in George Martin’s studio. The looming volcano, the seclusion, the local community, and the ocean—all inspired a great musical revolution. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Vacant Space Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of combat fighters gathers virtually for the annual Memorial Day meeting. The casual conversation through the screens takes an unexpected turn. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Vicenta When the system denies her teenage daughter’s right to an abortion, Vicenta goes to war. The story of her struggle against the Argentinian establishment—and the ensuing social and political change in her country—is told in this film using Plasticine models, which portray Vicenta’s experiences with compelling accuracy. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Viral Seven YouTubers from around the world document their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic: the story of a generation that was born into social media, and now has to grow up in a viral world. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Voices Apart Three young people talk about the day they crossed the line that separated reality from hallucination—and began hearing voices. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Walk the Tideline When the tide recedes, passionate beachcombers in the UK, the Netherlands, and Japan, go treasure hunting. They find colorful and enticing objects, mysterious messages from other times and other places. These objects are a fraction of the mountains of plastic we cast into the ocean. For some, they are enchanting. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email We Are the Thousand One thousand rock musicians play together in a small town in Italy in hopes of convincing the Foo Fighters to play a gig there. Preceded by a whole year of logistics and rehearsals, this exciting one-time event brought together an extraordinary community of music-lovers, each with their own story to tell. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email We Used to Sing From Moscow to Tel Aviv. A family of four women in a small Tel Aviv apartment: the loneliness, the sisterhood and the longing. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email When the Sea Sends Forth a Forest A survivor's memories of the Cambodian Genocide are reconstructed using original 3D animation and archive footage. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email When We Were Bullies How easily do we turn into bullies? Fifty years after a schoolyard incident, the filmmaker searches for answers. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Yamna's Blessing Yamna (82) is a miracle-worker and righteous woman from Sderot. The film depicts her unique character and rituals, her eastern culture, and her journey to bequeath her mystical power, passed down from generation to generation, to one of her daughters. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email Your Street They named a street after her, out on the edge of town. Was this a compromise between needing to remember and wanting to forget?