|Executive Producers||Lisa Shiloach & Idit Mistriel|
|Produced by||Kobi Nussbaum- July August productions|
|Cinematography||Daniel Kedem, Eyal Ben Yaish, Ram Shweky, Uriel Sinai|
|Edited by||Erez Laufer|
|Music||Shmulik Noifeld, Roi Noifeld|
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- IDFA 2017 : World Premiere
It took the Israeli secret service 4 years to put their hands on the Jewish Underground, a right-wing terrorist organization. After carrying out several successful attacks on Muslims in the early 1980s, the group plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock, the destruction of the holy site could have sparked a nuclear war in the Middle East—perhaps even a third World War. Director Shai Gal reconstructs the events in the form of a detective story with dramatizations and interviews with key figures, including the perpetrators, who claim they have nothing to hide. Following the perpetrators to the present days, he finds that the Jewish Underground members paved their way into the heart of Israel's current political power. In the current state of politics worldwide, where extremism is becoming more common and the state of things seems so volatile, this film is more relevant than ever.
Shai Gal is a Senior TV correspondent on Israeli Channel 2 news, working for "Ulpan Shishi", the central weekly news - magazine program in Israel. He is doing mostly in-depth news features. Over the last 10 years he had conducted a series of cover stories with worldwide follow ups. Gal directed the documentary "A shadow over the rising sun" (2011) : into Japan nuclear zone, 6 Months after tsunami. He did Additional directing, for "Google baby" (2010) –A journey across three continents, telling the story of the up and coming “baby production” industry in the globalization era, Which Won the Emmy award. Gal was a fellow at Knight Wallace fellowship for journalists at the University of Michigan (2013), and received several journalistic prizes for his work. He is a Major in the Israeli army, living and working in Tel Aviv.