Israel & Palestine (A collection)

Israel & Palestine (A collection)

OVID's collection of films from and about Israel and Palestine.

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Israel & Palestine (A collection)
  • 5 Broken Cameras

    Directed by Guy Davidi & Emad Burnat • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes

    An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements....

  • 24 Hours Jerusalem | 6am Ep 1

    Directed by Volker Heise • Documentary • 2014 • 26 minutes

    The city awakens. Workers from the surrounding areas have to pass the checkpoints. The market opens. Morning prayers are performed.

  • About Executing Eichmann

    Directed by Florence Jammot • Documentary • 2014 • 60 minutes

    On December 15, 1961 in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it. On May 29, ...

  • Almost Friends

    Directed by Nitzan Ophir • Documentary • 2014 • 58 minutes

    Two girls meet in the “cloud”. 

    Samar, 12, lives in Lod, a mixed city marred by poverty and crime. She has an Arab Israeli mother and a Palestinian father from the Occupied Territories.

    Linor, 11, lives in Tlamim, a religious Jewish se...

  • Ambulance

    Directed by Mohamed Jabaly • Documentary • 2016 • 78 minutes

    Mohamed, 24, aspires to make films in Gaza City, despite the lack of water, electricity, and closed borders that are part of every ‘normal’ day under the 7-year Israeli blockade of Gaza. While many young people dream of leaving Gaza, M...

  • Amira

    Directed by Mohamed Diab • Drama • 2022 • 100 minutes

    Amira (Tara Abboud), a 17 year old Palestinian, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father, Nawar. Although their relationship since birth has been restricted to prison visits, he remains her hero. His absence in her life ...

  • And There Was Israel

    Directed by Romed Wyder • Documentary • 2018 • 52 minutes

    The birth of the modern state of Israel was far from inevitable. As AND THERE WAS ISRAEL compellingly shows, when it comes to Israel and Palestine, the current crisis is rooted choices made in response to 19th century geopolitics, colonia...

  • Between Two Worlds

    Directed by Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman • Documentary • 2011 • 70 minutes

    BETWEEN TWO WORLDS is a groundbreaking personal exploration of the community and family divisions that are redefining American Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers' own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to ...

  • Chantal Akerman's Down There

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • Documentary • 2006 • 78 minutes

    According to director Chantal Akerman, she never planned to make a film in Israel. She was convinced that neutrality does not exist and that her subjectivity would get in her way. She was sure she would only be able to reflect on 'the...

  • Disturbing the Peace

    Directed by Stephen Apkon, Andrew Young • Documentary • 2017 • 86 minutes

    In a world torn by conflict — in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned — an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure...

  • Edward Said: The Last Interview

    Directed by Mike Dibb • Documentary • 2004 • 114 minutes

    Producer: D. D. Guttenplan; Interviewer: Charles Glass

    Edward Said, University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, was one of the most important literary critics of the late 20th century, and for many y...

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    Directed by Ronit Elkabetz & Shlomi Elkabetz • Drama • With Ronit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy • 2015 • 115 minutes

    An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in this ...

  • Leila Khaled: Hijacker

    Directed by Lina Makboul • Documentary • 2005 • 58 minutes

    What kind of a person hijacks an airplane? The family of Leila Khaled, fled to Lebanon in fear of the armed Jewish group Stern Gang. This paramilitary unit first came to Palestine after WW2 to prepare the territory for those who had surv...

  • Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege

    Directed by Abdallah Al-Khatib • Documentary • 2021 • 89 minutes

    The district of Yarmouk (Damascus, Syria) sheltered the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018.

    When the Syrian revolution broke out, the regime of Bashar Al-Assad saw Yarmouk as a refuge of rebels and ...

  • M

    Directed by Yolande Zauberman • Documentary • With Menachem Lang • 2018 • 105 minutes

    Menahem Lang, an actor with an extraordinary singing voice, returns to Bnei Brak, the city in Israel where he grew up and a center of ultra-orthodox Judaism. Now in his 30s, Lang left the city at 20, following ...

  • Mountain

    Directed by Yaelle Kayam • Drama • With Shani Klein, Avshalom Polak, Haitham Omri, Orly Pearl • 2015 • 81 minutes

    In 'Mountain,' a young Orthodox Jewish woman becomes involved with a nocturnal community of prostitutes and drug dealers. Tzvia lives with her family in the Jewish cemetery on Jerusa...

  • Naji Al-Ali

    Directed by Kasim Abid • Documentary • 1999 • 52 minutes

    Throughout history artists have faced the threat of violence when their work offended the state or the political elite. The late Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali produced thousands of cartoons satirizing the powers that be in the Middle ...

  • Open Bethlehem

    Directed by Leila Sansour • Documentary • 2017 • 90 minutes

    Reports predict that if trends continue the Christian community of Bethlehem, a city that provides a model for a multi-faith Middle East, may be unsustainable within one generation. The enormous wall and ongoing Israeli settlements are ...

  • Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said

    Directed by Makoto Sato • Documentary • With lan Pappe, Elias Khoury, Azmi Bishara, Daniel Barenboim, Rashid Khalidi, Michel Warschawski, Noam Chomsky, Dan Rabinowitz • 2006 • 138 minutes

    Borrowing its title from the author's 2000 memoir, OUT OF PLACE traces the life and work of Edward Said (193...

  • Partner with the Enemy - Making it in the Middle East

    Directed by Duki Dror, Chen Shelach, Galia Engelmayer-Dror • Documentary • 2015 • 56 minutes

    Brought together by a shared business acumen of the logistics industry, the women combine forces to help Palestinian businessmen navigate the everyday absurdities of the Israeli occupation. But while the...

  • Sound of Torture

    Directed by Keren Shayo • Documentary • 2013 • 58 minutes

    Since 2006 when Europe closed its borders, human trafficking has burgeoned in Egypt’s Sinai Desert, where Eritrean asylum seekers and refugees heading north to Israel are kidnapped, held hostage, and tortured by Bedouin smugglers demandin...

  • The Idol

    Directed by Hany Abu-Assad • Drama • With Qais Attaallah, Heba Attaallah, Ahmad Qassim • 2016 • 95 minutes

    Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their be...

  • Thinking Existenz - Ep 04 - Suad Amiry

    Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Suad Amiry • 2013 • 30 minutes

    Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between our m...

  • Tinghir Jerusalem

    Directed by Kamal Hachkar • Documentary • 2011 • 86 minutes

    In TINGHIR-JERUSALEM, filmmaker and historian Kamal Hachkar goes in search of a community that has vanished - and confronts fundamental questions of his own identity in the process. A Berber Muslim born in Tinghir, Morocco and raised in...