2 minute read

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

Director: Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot
Producer: Mark Manson, Jonathan Gruber, Stuart Savitsky, Ari Daniel Pinchot

Through a series of interviews, photograph and film montages, American directors Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot tell the compelling story of Israeli military hero Yonatan Netanyahu. Gruber and Pinchot detail Yoni's whimsical love of the world throughout his childhood, and strong bond with younger brothers Bibi, the current Prime...

1 minute read

Dancing in Jaffa

Director: Hilla Medalia

There are repeated messages throughout the film about Israeli oppression of Palestinians and discrimination against “Palestinian Israelis.” Throughout the film, Arabs who live in Jaffa are referred to as Palestinian-Israeli, not as Israeli Arabs. The filmmaker, who was born in Jaffa and regards himself as a Palestinian, gives a distorted...

3 minute read

Unsettled

Director: Adam Hootnick
Producer: Adam Hootnick

Unsettled, a 2007 documentary, and winner of the Special Jury Price for a documentary feature, the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary, the Jury Prize for best documentary, and the Audience Award for best documentary, was written, directed, and produced by Adam Hootnick. The film depicts the personal experiences of...

9 minute read

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land

Director: Bathsheba Ratzkoff, Sut Jhally
Producer: American Media Education Foundation

In the words of the New York Times, a "pro-Palestinian documentary [that] presents a condensed argument in favor of prosecuting Israeli leaders in the court of American public opinion." And in order to achieve a conviction, the movie's producers and directors bury exculpatory evidence in a manner that would make...

15 minute read

The Stones Cry Out

Director: Yasmine Perni

Perni promotes this distorted narrative with the help of prominent and well-known pro-Palestinian activists who typically misrepresent the events in the Middle East by omitting crucial historical facts. The tendency of some of these commentators to ignore or deny the role Islamist ideology plays in fomenting violence in the Middle...

1 minute read

The Gatekeepers

Director: Dror Moreh
Producer: Estelle Fialon, Philippa Kowarsky, Dror Moreh

The Gatekeepers (שומרי הסף) is a film by Israeli director Dror Moreh that tells the story of the Shin Bet, the Israeli security service, from the perspective of six of its former heads. The film uses interviews, archival footage, and computer animation to illustrate the role that the group played...

6 minute read

5 Broken Cameras (2011)

Director: Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Producer: Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

5 Broken Cameras is Palestinian film-maker Emad Burnat's diary of his fellow villagers' protest response to Israel’s security fence and to Jewish settlements on what he considers his land. Hailed as an artistic success, the film won an award at the prestigious Sundance Festival. The film alternates between scenes of...

1 minute read

Holy Land: Christians In Peril

Director: Pierre Rehov

The film Christians in Peril is a shocking documentary that reveals how dangerous a situation it is for many Christians living in areas under Islamic rule. Pierre Rehov, an articulate English-speaking French journalist, reveals the shocking reality of the turmoil that is present in the Middle East region. Rehov’s accounts...

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