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1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet. Sound: digital; optical.
"In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request"--Director's Fortnight.
"In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request"--Director's Fortnight.
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1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequence ; 4 3/4 in Sound: digital; optical; Dolby digital 2.0. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
"He was the most beloved Jew of his time. 100,000 people attended his funeral in 1934 in Tel Aviv. He became the Zionist national poet at the age of 30--who was Chaim Nachman Bialik, also known as the King of the Jews? Using an especially designed animation for this film, a narration of Bialik by Chaim Topol (Fiddler of the Roof), and early 20th century music sung by Ninnette, Israel's most popular singer, the film unveils the story of this once very known and loved man who layed the layers for Israeli culture"--http://bialikfilm.com.
"He was the most beloved Jew of his time. 100,000 people attended his funeral in 1934 in Tel Aviv. He became the Zionist national poet at the age of 30--who was Chaim Nachman Bialik, also known as the King of the Jews? Using an especially designed animation for this film, a narration of Bialik by Chaim Topol (Fiddler of the Roof), and early 20th century music sung by Ninnette, Israel's most popular singer, the film unveils the story of this once very known and loved man who layed the layers for Israeli culture"--http://bialikfilm.com.
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1 videodisc (64 min.) : sound, color and black and white. ; 4 3/4 in.
Documentary on the life of popular Sefardi cantor and hymnist Rabbi David Buzaglo, who left Morocco for Israel in 1965, where he revived the tradition of Western liturgical music. Includes interviews with family, friends, colleagues, students, and scholars of North African Jewry and liturgical music. Features hymns written by Buzaglo performed by him and others, and documentary clips from Casablanca (in black and white) and 1960s-1970s Israel.
Documentary on the life of popular Sefardi cantor and hymnist Rabbi David Buzaglo, who left Morocco for Israel in 1965, where he revived the tradition of Western liturgical music. Includes interviews with family, friends, colleagues, students, and scholars of North African Jewry and liturgical music. Features hymns written by Buzaglo performed by him and others, and documentary clips from Casablanca (in black and white) and 1960s-1970s Israel.
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Zero Degrees of Separation breaks with the sensationalistic media coverage of the violence in the Middle East by documenting the everyday lives of two mixed gay Palestinian-Israeli couples. Faced with modern injustices of work visas, checkpoints, harassment and prejudices, these courageous and outspoken individuals resist attempts at oppresssion and take small steps each day to build a sense of peace, mutual respect and hope.
Zero Degrees of Separation breaks with the sensationalistic media coverage of the violence in the Middle East by documenting the everyday lives of two mixed gay Palestinian-Israeli couples. Faced with modern injustices of work visas, checkpoints, harassment and prejudices, these courageous and outspoken individuals resist attempts at oppresssion and take small steps each day to build a sense of peace, mutual respect and hope.
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1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Best friends Zohar and Daffi, along with their senior officer Rama and the other members of their military unit, experience everyday life while stationed at remote Israeli desert outpost.
Best friends Zohar and Daffi, along with their senior officer Rama and the other members of their military unit, experience everyday life while stationed at remote Israeli desert outpost.
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6. 9 star hotel [2007]

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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 78 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
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. Together they share food, belongings and stories, and live under the constant threat of imprisonment from soldiers and police. With raw, handheld images, this disconcerting yet touching film documents friendship, nostalgia and the uncompromising urge to survive.
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. Together they share food, belongings and stories, and live under the constant threat of imprisonment from soldiers and police. With raw, handheld images, this disconcerting yet touching film documents friendship, nostalgia and the uncompromising urge to survive.
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3 videodiscs (368 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo mono or surround; Dolby. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video; region.
  • DVD 1. 1. L'architecture et ses références bibliques = Architecture and its biblical references. Le tabernacle et le Temple = The Tabernacle and the Temple (Dov Elbaum)
  • 2. L'architecture nomade = Nomadic architecture. La tente comme abri = The tent as shelter (Mussa Hujierat et Ammon Levine)
  • 3. Construire et détruire = To build and destroy. L'architecte comme guérisseur = The architect as a healer (Israel Godovich)
  • 4. Archéologie et architecture = Archeology and architecture. Jérusalem à travers les âges = Jerusalem through the Ages (Meir Ben-Dov)
  • 5. La ville blanche = The white city. Tel-Aviv et le Bauhaus = Tel-Aviv and the Bauhaus (Micha Levine)
  • DVD 2. 1. L'Architecture sous le mandat britannique = Architecture during the British mandate. La question de l'architecture coloniale = The issue of colonial architecture (Ada Karmi-Melamede)
  • 2. Les dynasties d'architectes = Architects' dynasties (Amnon Rechter)
  • 3. Le quartier de Buchara à Jerusalem = The case of the Buchara quarter of Jerusalem. Hors les murs = Outside the walls
  • 4. L'évolution des implantations humaines au cours du temps = The evolution of human settlements throughout the time (Dan Eytan)
  • 5.Les différents campus de l'université Hébraïque de Jerusalem = The different campuses of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Diana Dolev)
  • DVD 3. 1. L'idéologie du kibboutz = The kibbutz ideology. La relation entre un collectif et un architecte = The relationship of the collective and the architect (Muki Tsur)
  • 2. Les villes nouvelles = The development towns. Beersheva dans le désert du Néguev = Beersheva in the Negev desert (Nachum Zolotov)
  • 3. Le projet israélien = The Israeli project. La planification et le discours des architectes = Planning design and architects' discourse (Zvi Efrat)
  • 4. Haïfa. Le dialogue architectural judéo-arabe = A jewish-arab dialogue on architecture (Walid Karkabi)
  • 5. Concevoir ou laisser faire en architecture = To design or let architecture happen ( Hubert Lu-Yon)
  • 6. Le démantèlement de l'architecture collectiviste dans une société capitaliste = The dismantling of collectivist architecture in a capitalist society ( Yuval Yasky).
  • DVD 1. 1. L'architecture et ses références bibliques = Architecture and its biblical references. Le tabernacle et le Temple = The Tabernacle and the Temple (Dov Elbaum)
  • 2. L'architecture nomade = Nomadic architecture. La tente comme abri = The tent as shelter (Mussa Hujierat et Ammon Levine)
  • 3. Construire et détruire = To build and destroy. L'architecte comme guérisseur = The architect as a healer (Israel Godovich)
  • 4. Archéologie et architecture = Archeology and architecture. Jérusalem à travers les âges = Jerusalem through the Ages (Meir Ben-Dov)
  • 5. La ville blanche = The white city. Tel-Aviv et le Bauhaus = Tel-Aviv and the Bauhaus (Micha Levine)
  • DVD 2. 1. L'Architecture sous le mandat britannique = Architecture during the British mandate. La question de l'architecture coloniale = The issue of colonial architecture (Ada Karmi-Melamede)
  • 2. Les dynasties d'architectes = Architects' dynasties (Amnon Rechter)
  • 3. Le quartier de Buchara à Jerusalem = The case of the Buchara quarter of Jerusalem. Hors les murs = Outside the walls
  • 4. L'évolution des implantations humaines au cours du temps = The evolution of human settlements throughout the time (Dan Eytan)
  • 5.Les différents campus de l'université Hébraïque de Jerusalem = The different campuses of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Diana Dolev)
  • DVD 3. 1. L'idéologie du kibboutz = The kibbutz ideology. La relation entre un collectif et un architecte = The relationship of the collective and the architect (Muki Tsur)
  • 2. Les villes nouvelles = The development towns. Beersheva dans le désert du Néguev = Beersheva in the Negev desert (Nachum Zolotov)
  • 3. Le projet israélien = The Israeli project. La planification et le discours des architectes = Planning design and architects' discourse (Zvi Efrat)
  • 4. Haïfa. Le dialogue architectural judéo-arabe = A jewish-arab dialogue on architecture (Walid Karkabi)
  • 5. Concevoir ou laisser faire en architecture = To design or let architecture happen ( Hubert Lu-Yon)
  • 6. Le démantèlement de l'architecture collectiviste dans une société capitaliste = The dismantling of collectivist architecture in a capitalist society ( Yuval Yasky).
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The exile of the Jewish people from their homeland following the destruction of the Second Temple has long played a central role in Christian and Jewish theology, and it has been a critical issue in the struggle over land in the Middle East. This provocative documentary asks what it would mean if that exile never happened. Exile travels from Sepphoris to Masada, from Jerusalem to the catacombs of Rome, and features interviews with leading historians and archaeologists. The film points to new evidence from Galilee and elsewhere, and asks us to re-think the notion of exile--and perhaps to discover a richer and more diverse past than we had ever imagined.
The exile of the Jewish people from their homeland following the destruction of the Second Temple has long played a central role in Christian and Jewish theology, and it has been a critical issue in the struggle over land in the Middle East. This provocative documentary asks what it would mean if that exile never happened. Exile travels from Sepphoris to Masada, from Jerusalem to the catacombs of Rome, and features interviews with leading historians and archaeologists. The film points to new evidence from Galilee and elsewhere, and asks us to re-think the notion of exile--and perhaps to discover a richer and more diverse past than we had ever imagined.
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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : digital, sd., col. with b&w sequences
The exile of the Jewish people from their homeland following the destruction of the Second Temple has long played a central role in Christian and Jewish theology, and it has been a critical issue in the struggle over land in the Middle East. This provocative documentary asks what it would mean if that exile never happened. Exile travels from Sepphoris to Masada, from Jerusalem to the catacombs of Rome, and features interviews with leading historians and archaeologists. The film points to new evidence from Galilee and elsewhere, and asks us to re-think the notion of exile--and perhaps to discover a richer and more diverse past than we had ever imagined.
The exile of the Jewish people from their homeland following the destruction of the Second Temple has long played a central role in Christian and Jewish theology, and it has been a critical issue in the struggle over land in the Middle East. This provocative documentary asks what it would mean if that exile never happened. Exile travels from Sepphoris to Masada, from Jerusalem to the catacombs of Rome, and features interviews with leading historians and archaeologists. The film points to new evidence from Galilee and elsewhere, and asks us to re-think the notion of exile--and perhaps to discover a richer and more diverse past than we had ever imagined.

10. The green prince [2014]

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1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
Based on the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.
Based on the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.
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11. The green prince [2014]

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1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.
Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 208 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Raphael Nadjari's extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars and critics - including Amos Gitai, Joseph Cedar, Avi Mograbi, Yehuda Ne'eman, Menachem Golan, Moshe Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz and Zeev Revach. Crafted for both insiders and outsiders, the film traces the evolution of the country's cinema alongside political and social history: part one spans the years 1933 to 1978, covering the overlap between the Zionist struggle to form a state and the propagandistic qualities of revolutionary cinema; part two, the shift to reality-based filmmaking in the late 70s, and the transition from the political films of the 80s to the more personal cinema of today. The most comprehensive and compelling record of the subject ever attempted, Nadjari's film reveals a cinematic national identity that is inextricably linked to the ever-changing emotional reality of the country.
Raphael Nadjari's extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars and critics - including Amos Gitai, Joseph Cedar, Avi Mograbi, Yehuda Ne'eman, Menachem Golan, Moshe Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz and Zeev Revach. Crafted for both insiders and outsiders, the film traces the evolution of the country's cinema alongside political and social history: part one spans the years 1933 to 1978, covering the overlap between the Zionist struggle to form a state and the propagandistic qualities of revolutionary cinema; part two, the shift to reality-based filmmaking in the late 70s, and the transition from the political films of the 80s to the more personal cinema of today. The most comprehensive and compelling record of the subject ever attempted, Nadjari's film reveals a cinematic national identity that is inextricably linked to the ever-changing emotional reality of the country.

13. My father my Lord [2007]

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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 72 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
The son of a respected elder in a cloistered Hasidic enclave unwittingly runs afoul of his father's strict religious doctrine when childhood life prompts questions outside the confines of tradition. A family holiday at the seashore brings the ideological rift to a dramatically tragic climax.
The son of a respected elder in a cloistered Hasidic enclave unwittingly runs afoul of his father's strict religious doctrine when childhood life prompts questions outside the confines of tradition. A family holiday at the seashore brings the ideological rift to a dramatically tragic climax.

14. The attack [2012]

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1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: DVD; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories.
Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories.
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1 videodisc (49 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"An intimate documentation of the creative process of 'Envelopes', a dance concert performed by two sisters- Israeli dancers, and two brothers- British musicians, which examines sibling relations through the prism of creating dance and music."--Anonymous, on IMDb website.
"An intimate documentation of the creative process of 'Envelopes', a dance concert performed by two sisters- Israeli dancers, and two brothers- British musicians, which examines sibling relations through the prism of creating dance and music."--Anonymous, on IMDb website.
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1 videodisc (85 minutes) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni prepares to command the national ceremony on Israel's Independence Day. Just like in each of the last 30 years, he goes through an arduous series of training, routine formation and foot drills for the traditional military parade - a job no other person is capable of. A week before the ceremony, a disaster strikes unexpectedly. For the first time Rokni has to cope with an unfamiliar situation during a ceremony that would transform his life.
At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni prepares to command the national ceremony on Israel's Independence Day. Just like in each of the last 30 years, he goes through an arduous series of training, routine formation and foot drills for the traditional military parade - a job no other person is capable of. A week before the ceremony, a disaster strikes unexpectedly. For the first time Rokni has to cope with an unfamiliar situation during a ceremony that would transform his life.
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1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shira is a pious 18-year-old Israeli woman, engaged to a talented young man of the same age. After her sister dies giving birth, the father is left to care for the baby and considers leaving the country. Shira's mother discovers his plans, and pressures Shira to marry him in order to keep the baby in the country. Shira is now torn between her own wishes, and those of her mother. She is part of a community with strict laws of religion, and therefore has little choice.
Shira is a pious 18-year-old Israeli woman, engaged to a talented young man of the same age. After her sister dies giving birth, the father is left to care for the baby and considers leaving the country. Shira's mother discovers his plans, and pressures Shira to marry him in order to keep the baby in the country. Shira is now torn between her own wishes, and those of her mother. She is part of a community with strict laws of religion, and therefore has little choice.
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1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
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1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Charged with overeseeing Israel's war on terror, both Palestinian and Jewish, the head of the Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, is present at the crossroads for every decision made. This documentary features interviews with six former heads of the agency who have agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers and exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach based on a two-state solution.
Charged with overeseeing Israel's war on terror, both Palestinian and Jewish, the head of the Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, is present at the crossroads for every decision made. This documentary features interviews with six former heads of the agency who have agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers and exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach based on a two-state solution.
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1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 2013. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video.
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