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DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants--Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison--who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say 'enough.' The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.

2. Red leaves [2014]

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1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Digital: video file; DVD video.
An Ethiopian immigrant sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive his own way.
"Meseganio Tadela, 74, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia 28 years ago with his family. He has chosen to zealously retain his culture, talks very little, and hardly speaks Hebrew. After losing his wife, Meseganio sets out on a journey that leads him through his children's homes. He comes to realize that he belongs to a rapidly disappearing class that believes in retaining Ethiopian culture. As this harsh reality begins to hit him, he struggles to survive according to his own rules."--Amazon.com.
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1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround. Dolby digital 5.1. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; region 1. DVD video.
Based on the international best seller by Amos Oz, the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories told, become the stories lived.
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1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Ayn Hawd was a Palestinian village that was captured and depopulated by Israeli forces in the 1948 war. In 1953 the village was transformed into a Jewish artists' colony, and renamed Ein Hod. This documentary tells the story of the village's original inhabitants, who, after expulsion, settled only 1.5 kilometers away in the outlying hills. This new Ayn Hawd cannot be found on official maps, as Israeli law does not recognize it.
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5. Censored voices [2016]

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1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert Sound: digital; optical; surround; stereo; Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby Digital 2.0. Digital: video file; DVD video.
The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank. It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking; a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording revealed an honest look at the moment Israel turned from David to Goliath.
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6. Dimona twist [2016]

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1 streaming video file (70 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been told from their perspectives. What happened during the first fifteen years to the girls and women who arrived with their families from North Africa and Poland and found themselves building a town in the middle of the desert? They talk about the pain of leaving their homes behind, about poverty and the difficulties of adjusting in their new homeland, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. In the film Dimona Twist, which mixes between conversations with the protagonists and private and public archives, they recount the struggles they took part in and the insights they gained, with humor, sorrow and dignity.
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Grassroots in Dry Lands tells the story of three unconventional social workers united by a common vision that transcends the antagonisms between their countries. Nuha, from Nablus (Occupied Palestinian Territories), Talal, from East Amman (Jordan), and Amit, from Sderot (Israel) are empowering some of the region's most disenfranchised, war-scarred communities in an effort to build a just and civil society.
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1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Rabin In His Own Words is an 'autobiography' of sorts; the story is told entirely in Rabin's own voice. Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies, and private letters, his personal and professional dramas unfold before the viewer's eyes -- from his childhood as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, through a change of viewpoint that turned him from a farmer into an army man who stood at some of the most critical junctures in Israeli history, through his later years during which he served as Prime Minister and made moves that enraged a large portion of the public, until the horrific moment when his political career and life were suddenly brought to an end." -- MenemshaFilms.com
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1 videodisc (156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture." In the eyes of even more people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process through the Oslo Accords and altered the course of history. But, as Amos Gitai sets out to prove in his brave and provocative new film, Rabin's assassination was not just the act of one fanatic; it was the culmination of a hate campaign that emanated from the rabbis and public figures of Israel's far right.
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10. Rabin, the last day [2015]

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1 videodisc (156 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; Blu-ray; region A.
A killing investigation of an prime minister reveals a frightening world of a subculture of hate fueled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue.
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11. Aliyah Dada [2015]

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1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; 2.0 stereo; surround; 5.1 surround.
Aliyah DaDa presents a well documented history of Jews in Romania. In 1882, a small community in Moineşti was leaving for the Holy Land, to establish one of the first settlements of Palestine. Since then, the path of Jews towars Israel has been intertwined with the history of modern Romania through a love-hate bond, the influence of which might not ever be quantified. The historical tale is visually trimmed in the Dada style as a tribute to the pioneers of this movement, Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco, two Jews of Romanian descent. -- Container.
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12. Café Nagler [2015]

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1 streaming video file (59 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
During the 1920s, Café Nagler was the hottest place in Berlin. Mor, the film's director embarks on a journey to find out what's left of her family's legendary café. Her grandmother follows the filming with great anticipation. When Mor discovers the true story behind the café, she is unable to break her grandmother's heart and looks for a creative solution. Café Nagler is a film about memory, about our need for family myths and about our longing for a different past.
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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.
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1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; stereo. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
It's the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed, by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. Nira discovers that her young student Yoav has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, and becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift, but when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect the purity of his talent.
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15. Hotline [2015]

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1 streaming video file (99 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
Gets to the heart of a small NGO based in Tel Aviv, a human rights organization called The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, illuminating its activities and the reality revealed through it and observing how an NGO functions in the democratic arena. The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is dedicated to promoting the rights of refugees and undocumented migrant workers in Israel. In addition to its direct services through weekly visits to detention centers and hotline services, the Hotline's work also includes legal advocacy and public policy activities. The Hotline works to ensure that existing laws protecting basic human rights are implemented.
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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.
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1 videodisc (65 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Video: laser optical; NTSC.
"Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis' collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country's biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence."--DVD container.
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18. Rabin, the last day [2015]

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1 online resource (156 minutes) Digital: data file.
For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture." In the eyes of even more people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process through the Oslo Accords and altered the course of history. But, as Amos Gitai sets out to prove in his brave and provocative new film, Rabin's assassination was not just the act of one fanatic; it was the culmination of a hate campaign that emanated from the rabbis and public figures of Israel's far right.

19. Sabenah [2015]

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1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; Dolby. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 2.
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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.
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