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1.

Forever Pure

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"Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Mid-way through the 2012-13 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya. The deal inspired the most racist campaign in Israeli sport that sent the club spiralling out of control. One season in a life of this famed club is a story of Israeli society, personal identity, politics, money and a window into how racism is destroying a team and society from within"--Container.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Flat

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"[F]ilmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently-deceased German-born Jewish grandmother. ... Goldfinger begins an unsettling journey into his family's history ... and discovers that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. ... The Flat is a real-life suspense story about how the past can return to haunt the present."--Container.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Arabic Movie

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So many Israelis still wax nostalgic about that old Friday afternoon ritual, back in the times when television had just one channel. Everyone would watch the Arab movie of the week, but did anybody ever wonder how Israel's official TV station was able to transcend hostile boundaries to obtain these films, and why it insisted on showing movies made by "the enemy"? The Arabic-language movie from Egypt let some of us escape back to our original homeland, and let others peek out from our "villa in the jungle" and catch a glimpse of our neighbors across the border. But most of us didn't really want to see the people whose culture, anguish, and aspirations were reflected on our screens. "Arab Movie" brings us the stars and the songs, the convoluted plots, and that fleeting moment when we s [...]
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echos From the Mellah

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Moroccan-born Muslim filmmaker Kamal Hachkar explores the 2000-year-old mellah (Jewish quarter) in his family's village of Tinghir, Morocco, and follows the trail of the town's once substantial Jewish population to its emigres and descendants in Israel. In the film, he weaves back and forth between his city's old Jewish quarter and Israel, where he meets Sephardic Jews who still hold tight to their Moroccan identity. Presents the true story of a long-term collaboration between Jews and Muslims that eventually fell apart. As Hachkar tries to understand exactly what happened, he simultaneously seeks a better way forward.
DVD
2014; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance

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"Enter the world of Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company. A man with an extraordinary vision, Naharin is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world today. He is known for developing "Gaga"--a movement language that resists labels, highlights somatic experience, emphasizes improvisation, and pushes dancers to use their body in ways that are ignored or overlooked by other dance techniques. ... Mr. Gaga explores how Naharin's movement has not only shaped contemporary Israeli dance, but has redefined the modern dance world at large ... viewers meet Naharin at a critical turning point in his personal life; filmed over eight years, it mixes intimate rehearsal footage with previously unseen archive ... dance sequences"--Container.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Description D'un Combat: Description D'un Souvenir

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Description d'un combat: (1961, 55 min.) 12 years after the declaration of independence, Chris Marker went to Israel to film his 4th film. He interprets, not without humor and poetry, the disparate "signs" of today's past: the conquered desert, the dark adventure of the Exodus, the Orthodox Jews of the ghetto, the Wailing Wall, the kibbutz, Sabbath, the childhood of Israel and his children - already regimented but carefree and fed with hope. Description d'un souvenir: (2005, 80 min.) In 1960, Chris Marker realized Description of a fight; Half a century later, with his agreement, the Israeli filmmaker Dan Geva rounds Description of a memory, second part of the dyptique.
DVD
2016; 1961
Clemons (By Request)
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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

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Adolph Eichmann, who devised the "Final Solution," the attempt to exterminate the Jews, was the most hated of the Nazis. His 1961 trial, held in an Israeli courtroom and broadcast around the globe, was a benchmark event in the historiography of the Holocaust, especially in Israel where the trial proved a watershed experience for survivors and citizens of the new Jewish state. Employing new video and broadcast technologies, the trial was also a milestone in media and journalism coverage. This absorbing, comprehensive new documentary features detailed accounts of Eichmann's capture, the drama in the courtroom and behind the scenes, and reactions to the trial from around the world (as concentration camp survivors broke down giving their evidence, Eichmann sat impassive & protesting his [...]
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Gatekeepers

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Charged with overeseeing Israel's war on terror, both Palestinian and Jewish, the head of the Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, is present at the crossroads for every decision made. This documentary features interviews with six former heads of the agency who have agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers and exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach based on a two-state solution.
DVD
2013
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Roadmap to Apartheid

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DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Great Book Robbery

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"The Great book robbery tells the story of 70,000 Palestinian books that were looted by the newly created state of Israel in 1948....The intervews center on eyewitness acounts and cultural critiques that place the book plunder affair in a larger historical-cultural context"--Liner.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Inner Tour: A Journey Through Israel in 7 Chapters

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A group of Palestinian tourists take a three-day sightseeing trip to Israel.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Slingshot Hip Hop

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Hip hop has always had a school that attempts to voice frustrations about the African-American condition in the United States. That spirit of resistance animates the rappers profiled in this film: Palestinian hip hop groups DAM (from Lydd or Lod), PR (Gaza), along with young women Abeer (Lydd), and duo Arapeyat (Akka or Acre), who are also harassed for being independent females performing on stage. DAM formed as clueless teenagers, spent time spouting rap clichés, but in the wake of the second Intifada their lyrics became politicized--inspiring a hip hop movement across the Palestinian territories. These artists rap about friends killed in attacks, strafed buildings, rubble, fields stripped of every tree, and rage at separation walls and checkpoints. As Palestinian citizens living in [...]
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference

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"Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference is a new feature length documentary that explores the positive characteristics of Israeli society from a humanistic, psychological, and emotional perspective. This insightful and uplifting documentary sidesteps the usual conversation of politics, conflict and violence, and tells the story of the Israeli people whose resilience has propelled Israel to the forefront of world innovation and progress. Despite daily challenges ranging from limited resources to security needs, Israeli creativity and inventiveness help make the world a better place. Israel has made significant advancements in the fields of science, environment, medicine and technology, and has shared these developments with the rest of the world. How did this happen? [...]
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Law in These Parts

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Explores the four-decade-old Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories. Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 War, the military has imposed thousand of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousand of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli "settlers" to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the world. The film records the testimonies of the military legal professionals who were the architects of the system and helped run it in its formative years.
DVD
2013; 2011
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Jaffa, the Orange's Clockwork

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The orange may not seem like the most obvious point of departure for an examination of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but during the last century, the disputed border area between Israel and the territories was one of the world' biggest exporters of this "orange gold." In "Jaffa, the orange's clockwork", director Eyal Sivan reconstructs how Jaffa started out as a Palestinian place name before becoming an Israeli brand name, and how the orange harvest shifted from a joint undertaking into a symbol used by both parties in the escalating conflict. The filmmaker uses a great deal of archive footage, from the very earliest photography in 1840 right up to crisp, modern video. The images are accompanied by commentary from a range of experts, who watch them projected on the walls of their [...]
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Promised Lands

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Famed writer and critic Susan Sontag's sole documentary project, shot in Israel on the fly in the final days and immediate aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Not only does the film scrutinize the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, it also brilliantly underscores the deepening divisions within the Jewish thought over the very question of Palestinian sovereignty. Banned by Israeli authorities upon its initial release, it's a visually visceral portrait of a land torn apart.
DVD
2011; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Tkuma: The First Fifty Years

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An historical documentary series on the first fifty years of the State of Israel.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Pitsah Be-Oshṿits: Pizza in Auschwitz

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Danny Hanoch is a Holocaust survivor. In his words, he has a BA (Bachelor of Auschwitz) and was fortunate enough to have his own personal physician group up: Dr. Mengale. After many years he convinced his children to visit with him the landscape of his lost childhood in Poland. "Pizza in Auschwitz" is a wild expedition into the Holocaust through the eyes of a man whose life was irrevocably changed. It is the voyage of a boy in his seventies who, while trying to impart his dreams and nightmares, his wishes and commands, to his children, casts them in his own TV reality version of "Survivor" filled with black humor and great pain. Their story exposes the experiences of the children of survivors. As Miri, his daughter says in the film: "I guess there is no such thing as a Holocaust s [...]
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

To Die in Jerusalem

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"Ever since 17-year-old Rachel Levy, an Israeli, was killed four years ago in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber, her mother Avigail has found hardly a moment's peace. Levy's killer was Ayat al-Akhras, also 17, a schoolgirl from a Palestinian refugee camp several miles away. The two young women looked unbelievably alike. TO DIE IN JERUSALEM unabashedly explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the personal loss of two families. The film's most revealing moment is in an emotionally charged meeting between the mothers of the girls, presenting the most current reflection of the conflict as seen thru their eyes." -- IMDb.
DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

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)