Teacher Irena

Summer vacation is over and 26 kids arrive to school fearful of their notoriously strict new teacher, Irena. Russian born Irena immigrated to Israel with her son and husband who died shortly after. She faces the challenge of teaching the third grade in one of the most difficult neighborhoods in Jerusalem where poverty, violence and unemployment are widespread

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Stalags – Holocaust & Pornography in Israel

In the early sixties the most popular books in Israel were the “Stalags,” lustful pornographic books describing sadomasochistic acts between sexy female Nazi officers and prisoners held at concentration camps. This film is a voyage in search of the genre writers who until now have never revealed their identities or the motives that led them to produce these books

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War Memories, Kippur (Souvenirs de Guerre, Kippour)

In 1973, during the Kippur War, an Israeli helicopter with a first aid crew was shot down over the Golan Heights. There were seven men aboard including Amos Gitai. Twenty years later, he meets up with the other crew members and returns to the location of the accident. It is a journey towards remembering a trauma and finding the scars it has left on the survivors.

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Souvenirs

Shahar is an unemployed filmmaker. His father, Sleiman, a strict 82-year-old Yemenite suggests that Shahar should make a film about the Jewish Brigade in which he served during WWII. Shahar would not be so enthusiastic about this theme had he not realized that he may find a lost brother or sister that his father left behind as a “Souvenir.” Apparently, Sleiman had two Dutch girlfriends during that time, which he believes he left pregnant.

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Six Million and One

Past present and future mix in this eloquent and intense portrait of documentary filmmaker David Fisher and his siblings, as they retrace the footsteps of their late father—a Holocaust survivor who was interned in Gusen and Gunskirchen, Austria

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Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You

This rousing tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle was recorded at New York City’s Town Hall in May 2011 and features her famously musical family – children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, older sisters Anna and Jane – and equally gifted friends including Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones.

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Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road from Oslo

Beginning with the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, this two-hour documentary traces the ongoing peace process through years of negotiations and never before-seen footage of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and interviews with key figures on both sides of the bargaining table, giving viewers unprecedented access to the decision making process on which the fate of millions depends.

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Seeds of Summer

Seven years after completing an IDF combat course, the director returns to the place where she first fell in love with a woman – her commander. Over the course of 66 days and nights, the film follows the girls in one of the most rigorous combat courses and reveals the mechanism that enables the transformation of 18-year-old girls into fierce soldiers.

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Recessionize! For Fun and Profit!

Jamie Kastner (A Kike Like Me) sets off on a black-comic road trip through California, Europe and Dubai meeting those who manage to turn the world economic crisis into opportunity

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Rafting To Bombay

When Erez Laufer accompanied his father to Mumbai to visit his childhood home, he never imagined that he would be caught up in one of the city’s most horrific terrorist accounts. Sixty years ago, his father and grandmother found refuge in India as they fled from the Nazis.

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