Israel 2021, 80 min, Hebrew and English, Hebrew & English subtitles

Kibbutz volunteering began in an eclipse. The idealistic and rebellious 1960s generation was charmed by the old communist ideology as it came to life in the Israeli Kibbutz. The 1967 Six-Day War attracted a wave of support for Israel that the Kibbutz Movement saw as a miracle. When travel agencies started selling “Kibbutz Volunteering” packages, it was clear that volunteering also became a profitable business. The Kibbutz found itself facing unfamiliar phenomenon – drugs, alcohol and marriage with non-Jewish volunteers.
During the 1980s, unemployment across Europe secured a steady number of volunteers, but now Israel was no longer the same country. The war in Lebanon and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict forced the volunteers to face a new question – does supporting the Kibbutz mean supporting the state of Israel?

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Screening Schedule:
  • Sat 03.07 | 14:15 | Venue Cinematheque 1 | Filmmaker Present
  • Wed 07.07 | 12:15 | Venue Cinematheque 4
  • Sat 10.07 | 10:00 | Venue Cinematheque 1 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with filmmaker Yoav Bril moderated by Noa Arenberg
  • Sat 10.07 | 10:00 | Venue Cinematheque 1 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with filmmaker Yoav Bril moderated by Noa Arenberg
  • Watch online | The film will be available from July 1st until July 31st

Yoav Brill is an animator and film maker who has created pieces both for exhibitions and for the big screen. Brill took part in animating several award winning documentaries such as “King Bibi” and “Advocate”. His latest film, co-directed with Ari Teperberg, was screened in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Production: Amir Harel & Ayelet Kait
Production Company: Lama Films
Editing: Ron Goldman, Yoav Bril
Cinematography: Nadav Ben Zur
Research: Daniela Reiss Razon
Music: Yogev Glusman

Supporters & Broadcasters: Yes Docu, Makor Foundation for Israeli Films

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