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9 Star Hotel

9 Star Hotel

Director: Ido Harr
Year: 2007

This unflinching documentary follows Ahmed and Muhammad, two of the many Palestinians who illegally cross the border into the Israeli city of Modi�in in search of work.

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Ajami

Ajami

Director: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
Year: 2009

Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Ajami is a bold crime drama set on the margins of an Arab ghetto. Working with a cast of non-actors in the real streets of Ajami itself, the film deftly meshes characters and conflicts with unsentimental compassion, uncompromising realism, and harrowing violence.

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Alila

Alila

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2003

Amos Gitai's ALILA tells the story of over a dozen distinct characters who inhabit an apartment complex located in a rundown neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Art of Faith

Art of Faith

Director: John McCarthy
Year: 2008

Travel to the four corners of the world in this visually sumptuous series that captures the best examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each film brings to life the most significant religious buildings of the three Abrahamic faiths, and enables viewers to enter the lives of the people who worship and celebrate their faith.

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Beaufort

Beaufort

Director: Joseph Cedar
Year: 2007

Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, BEAUFORT chronicles the final days of an Israeli army unit's tense, painful withdrawal in 2000 from a strategic bunker inside a 12th century Crusader fortress near the Lebanese border, marking the end of nearly two decades of controversial occupation.

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Censored Voices

Censored Voices

Director: Mor Loushy
Year: 2015

One week after the 1967 'Six-Day War', a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz and Editor Avraham Shapira, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing only a fragment of the conversations to be published. Censored Voices reveals these original recordings for the first time.

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Colliding Dreams

Colliding Dreams

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Year: 2015

COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. 

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Devarim

Devarim

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 1995

DEVARIM is the first of Gitai's acclaimed trilogy of films about life in Israel's major cities (YOM YOM is set in Haifa and KADOSH is set in Jerusalem). Set in Tel Aviv during one very hot summer, it follows the intersecting lives of three young men: a photographer, a would-be musician, and a lawyer.

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Farewell Herr Schwarz

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Director: Yael Reuveny
Year: 2013

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael Reuvenya's film is a cinematic journey about the Holocaust from a third generation perspective. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz were separated by the war and only through this documentary have their two families reunited.

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The Golem

The Golem

Director: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener
Year: 1920

Recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth, an ancient Hebrew legend provides the substance for one of the most adventurous films of the early German cinema and a landmark in the evolution of the horror film. Suffering under the tyrannical rule of a merciless despot, a 16th century Talmudic rabbi creates a giant clay warrior that comes to life in a grand scale climax.

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