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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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".
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.
The story of the space center in French Guiana is pieced together from archive footage, which coalesces into memories—simultaneously personal and collective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A survivor's memories of the Cambodian Genocide are reconstructed using original 3D animation and archive footage.
How easily do we turn into bullies? Fifty years after a schoolyard incident, the filmmaker searches for answers.
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