“On The Map” Tells A Remarkable Sports Tale

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer In the year 1977 the Israeli basketball team defied all odds and defeated many European teams to win the European Championship. Beginning with a brief overview of basketball and Israel’s history, “On The Map” dives into the roots of the Maccabi Tel Aviv team. In 1973 Israel was longing for an…

“It’s Better to Jump” a biased yet important doc about Palestine

By Rohan Narula Acre or “Akka” (the original Arabic translation) is a coastal city in northern Israel. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. The Arab people of Akka trace their history back to the Canaanites in 30th Century BCE, which only means that Akka has been their home for…

“The Prime Ministers” an insightful account of Israel’s history

By Marissa Little “I never could have imagined where that unknown was going to take me over the next four decades. I would not only to witness, but to participate in some of the greatest events, not just of Israel’s history, but which also impacted the world’s history as well,” Yehuda Avner says in the…

“Israel: A Home Movie” weaves personal stories into a startling tapestry

By J.R. Hammerer Despite the best efforts of cinéma vérité filmmakers, the vocabulary of documentary film has remained limited to archival footage and talking heads. “Israel: A Home Movie” radically revises this convention. Eliav Lilti’s film is pieced together from Israeli citizens’ home movies, captured over the span of four decades. The collage is narrated…

Arnon Goldfinger talks family ties in “The Flat”

by Ishan Seth via zimbio.com Arnon Goldfinger has been working as a director, screenwriter and producer since 1992. He has attended and currently teaches at the Tel Aviv University Film School and the Sam Spiegel Film School. Goldfinger spoke with the Washington Square News to discuss his latest award-winning documentary film, “The Flat.” After Goldfinger’s…