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1.

James' Journey to Jerusalem

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"A cannily droll mix of social commentary and modern fairy tale, Israeli filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's debut feature follows the adventures of James, a devout Christian making a pilgrimage from his African village to the Holy Land. He becomes part of the migrant labor workforce in Tel Aviv and pursues his religious quest-- until he gets a little taste of fortune by turning the tables on his employers ... an astute exploration of the economic, moral and spiritual hypocrisies of Western society filtered through an evocative portrait of modern Israel's cultural and generational divisions"--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Or: Mon Trésor = My Treasure

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Or, a pretty and popular Tel Aviv high school student, works nights at a neighborhood restaurant while taking her first tentative steps out of innocence and into first love. But her real full-time job is looking after her mother who has worked as a street prostitute for 20 years. The daughter must make a choice between taking care of her mother's bottomless needs or having an uncorrupted life of her own.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Shape of Water

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Follows the efforts of women political activists in four developing countries (Brazil, India, Israel & Senegal) to effect positive change.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Paradise Now

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The story of what may be the last 48 hours in the lives of two Palestinian men who have been recruited as suicide bombers. When they are intercepted at the Israeli border, a young woman who discovers their plan causes them to reconsider their actions.
DVD
2006; 2005
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To Die in Jerusalem

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"Recounts the heart-wrenching story of two teenage girls: 17-year-old Israeli student Rachel Levy and her killer, 18-year-old Palestinian suicide bomber Ayat al-Akhras, who died together at a Jerusalem market in 2002. The horrific incident ignited international outrage and set in motion one mother's journey to meet the mother of her daughter's killer. More than four years later, they finally meet in an emotionally charged encounter that underscore the deep roots of the Israel-Palestinian conflict" -- Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Biglal Ha-Milḥamah Ha-Hi

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The impetus for the film is the production of a 1988 music album, Efer ṿe-avak = Ashes and dust / by Yehuda Poliker and Ya'acov Gilad. The two bandmates are both children of Holocaust survivors, and the album concerns itself exclusively with the Holocaust and being a child of a Holocaust survivor. Through separate and combined interviews the film exposes the differences of Yehuda, Ya'acov and their families, in dealing with identity issues. Includes excerpts from recording sessions and songs from the album.
VHS
1997; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
7.

Taqasim: Cafe Noah

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Taqasim: Felix, a violinist, returns to Cairo in search of his brother Farag Ibrahim's old recordings. Once highly admired all over the Arab world, Farag's recordings fo violin solos called Taqasim, were lost in the 1950s after the family emigrated to Israel.; Cafe Noah: After its independence in 1948, Jewish musicians from Baghdad and Cairo immigrated to Israel. They were masters in Arabic music, but their music was not valued in their new homeland. Cafe Noah was the one place where their music continued.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Paper Dolls

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After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market. Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kedma

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A group of European Jewish refugees arrive in Palestine in the critical year of 1948. Carried on deck of the freighter, Kedma, they come ashore to find not the Promised Land, but a war torn desert in the bloody throes of transformation into the state of Israel. Rescued from a British Army ambush at beachside by Palmach Jewish guerrillas, the refugees are remade into soldiers expected to offer their lives to defend a nation that does not yet exist in a land they have never known.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

To See If I'm Smiling

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"Explores the darker side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the testimonies of six female soldiers [in the Israel Defense Forces] about their compulsory military service [in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip]. At a time when women in the military are increasingly on the frontlines, this film explores the ways that gender, ethics and moral responsibility intersect during war" -- Container.
DVD
2007
11.

Children of the Sun

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Follows the lives of people brought up in the Kibbutzim in 1920s and 30s Israel, a social experiment to create a new and improved human. In this society, traditional family was replaced by the collective, the individual's will was subjugated to the common good and everyone was equal.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Ha-Hesder: Time of Favor

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A taut thriller about the tense relationship between the orthodox nationalists and the military. Both a politico-psychological drama and a love story between a passionate woman and two best friends, Time Of Favor raises important questions of faith to one's religion, duty to one's nation, and love for oneself.
DVD
2002; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Waltz With Bashir

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After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal.
DVD
2009; 2008
14.

Free Zone

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An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman living in an Economic Free Zone.
DVD
2007; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Meḳudeshet: Sentenced to Marriage

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For two years the film follows the Kafkaesque struggle of Tamara, Michelle and Rachel - three young women doing all that is possible to obtain a divorce from the Rabbinical Courts, which hold that the husband must grant the divorce willingly. They are aided by a group of female orthodox rabbinical advocates.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

My Terrorist

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In 1978 an El Al flight crew was shot as they got off a bus in London, resulting in the wounding of then-stewardess Yulie Cohen. In 1993 she began an attempt to have her assailant Fahad Mihyi released from Dartmoor Prison. Join her now as a filmmaker years later, struggling with compassion, forgiveness and the concept of peace.
DVD
2008; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Al-Firdaws Al-Mafqūd: Paradise Lost

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Arab Israeli filmmaker Ebtisam Maraʻana grew up in Paradise (Fureidīs in Arabic), a small fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean. One of the few Arab communities remaining after the 1948 war, Paradise became culturally and politically isolated as Jewish settlements sprang up around it, and today it is a place defined by silence and repression. This film follows the director's attempt to recreate the village's lost history, including the story of her childhood hero Suuad, the legendary local "bad girl" who was imprisoned as a PLO activist in the 1970s and banished from the community.
DVD
2007; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Women in Struggle

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Four Palestinian Arab women who had each spent time in prison for participating in the militant Palestinian struggle in Israel share their experiences and discuss the aims of their cause.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Live and Become

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A young boy who isn't an orphan is transported away from his home during Operation Moses at a Sudanese refugee camp, in order to honor his mother's wishes of finding a better and safer life.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Bikur Ha-Tizmoret: The Band's Visit

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The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event. Once there, they find the expected delegation is not there to meet them. Arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva have not been taken care of either. They find their own ride and arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, lead by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in the best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.
DVD
2008; 2007