From an archive of over half a million negatives taken by Israel‘s most celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am, 1341 Frames of Love and War reveals an epic journey of self-doubt and questioning through the camera.
An orthodox school in southern Tel Aviv is divided in half for a new secular elementary school. In a shared playground, both schools must coexist, while the identity of different communities are put to the test.
School has given her a glimpse of the outside world and its progressive values, but in her insular community, in the misty mountains of North Vietnam, the tradition of child bride kidnapping is still alive. 12-year-old Di is about to face the divide between tradition and her dreams.
A Darfurian asylum seeker embarks on a farewell journey from Israel to reunite with his wife and daughter in Canada. It is a journey of a man who is constantly on his way home.
Orr, a film student diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, documents the bond between a father and his stepson, who suffers from a degenerative disease. The film raises questions about love and the right to life.
As Alzheimer’s chips away at the mind of renowned Odesa-based cinematographer Leonid Burlaka, his grandson, filmmaker Igor Ivanko, pores over damaged old film rolls he has found, in an attempt to get more closely acquainted with both his grandfather and Soviet-era Ukrainian films.
Valeria is forced to leave her village after it had been flooded with toxic water from the mines. Before she says her final farewell, she remembers the life she had there.
On salt flats and in ore mines, on steep cliffs and in desert pits, Mexican laborers work with their hands, with simple tools, painstakingly and slowly—far slower than the pace of modern life. With the labor itself providing the soundtrack, this film offers an almost religious aesthetic and sensory experience.
The interpreters at an international war crime tribunal are supposed to hide their feelings, even when the testimonies are similar to their own experiences.
In Kiryat Malachi, Los Angeles' twin city, dreams were left behind. Yosef Hurriye is 60 years old: with mounting debts and looming local elections, he decides it’s time to fight for the town and his life.
Danni, a son of immigrants from Moscow, was ashamed of his family his whole life. 30 years after their "Aliyah" he interviews them and tries to learn their story. He reimagines their memories through animation.
On a stormy night, a whale’s body washed ashore.
While the documentation of this rare event is shown, the voices of a few witnesses are heard, attempting to express the immense encounter with nature.
The story of the 1948 war and the silencing of graduate student Teddy Katz who exposed an alleged massacre that took place in the village of Tantura. A portrait of Israeli society and its inability to confront its founding myths.
She visits the self-portrait exhibition of a famous painter.
She is the artist’s daughter, but only few people know that.
As she stares at her father's images, she feels a great sense of absence.
How does one film absence?
Everyone in Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, knows Dr. Morris and the crocodile Clarence who grew up in his garden. It turns out he left his wife and children hours
of personal documentation in 8 mm, which
re-tells the family's bittersweet story.
The story of Meir Eshel, who reinvented himself as an artist named "Absalon", quickly rising to art-scene stardom. Years after his tragic death at the age of 28, Absalon's younger brother Dani is tasked with selling his final work.
The passionate secret love affair the director’s grandmother, Emma, had in her youth was discovered only after her death, when letters from her lover, Marcelle, were found among her things. Wild, rebellious, and provocative, Marcelle’s persona is recreated using archive footage, scenes from films, and some very sensuous music.
Lilian and her four children are fleeing Guatemala and making their way to the Mexico-US border in a migrant caravan numbering thousands. The road is hard, but it gives birth to unexpected and heartwarming human bonds, and the journey's end brings with it a new outlook on life.
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