Israel Independence Day inaugural Film Festival launches

The 2022 Israel Independence Day Film Festival May 4-18 is playing on Film Festival Flix.

In association with over 200 synagogues and Jewish film festivals around the world, Menemsha Films, Go2Films, and ChaiFlicks have partnered with online presenters Film Festival Flix to present the very first Israel Independence Day Film Festival.

With its mission to share the history and importance of Israel via the power of film, there’s no better way to celebrate Israel Independence Day than with this diverse collection of movies focused on the Israeli state and Jewish identity.

Purchase a Festival Pass here.

Highlights of the 2022 Israel Independence Day Film Festival:

The Museum directed by Ran Tal. 

The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel’s most important cultural institution.

This is a documentary puzzle, simultaneously intriguing and amusing, which attempts to define the unique essence of the museum within the exceptional geographical, historical and political context in which it functions. Read more

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Shoelaces directed by Jacob Goldwasser.

Shoelaces tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s kidney’s are failing and his son Gadi, wants to donate one of his own kidney’s to help save his father’s life.

However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure. Read more

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Born in Jerusalem – directed by Hossein Shamaghdari.

When he isn’t taking care of his elderly father, Jerusalem native and lifelong resident Ronen Matalon offers free guided tours of famous terror attack sites from the 1990s and 2000s along Jaffa Road.

During one of his tours, he meets Asia Mulan, an ex-Jerusalemite who moved to Barcelona. Struck by her thirst for life, he falls in love with her, but is he ready to heal from the emotional trauma of his youth? Read more

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A Lullaby for the Valley directed by Ben Shani.

Eli Shamir is an artist , Born in the Jezreel Valley, he captures its ever-changing natural scenery and its people.

Among esteemed conceptual painters on the art scene, Shamir has always been considered exceptional, but despite his lack of recognition in the world of art, he has never changed course. Read more

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Full schedule:
May 4
Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (dir. Yariv Mozer)

May 5
Shoelaces (dir. Yaakov Goldwasser)
The Museum (dir. Ran Tal)

May 6
Rabin in His Own Words (dir. Erez Laufer)
A Lullaby for the Valley (dir. Ben Shani)

May 7
Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive (dir. Yossi Atia & David Ofek)
Across the Line (dir. Navad Shlomo Giladi)

May 8
Our Natural Right (dir. Yulie Cohen)
An Average Story (dir. Yaniv Segalovich)
Renewal (dir. Stacey Menchel Kussell)

May 9
Golda (dir. Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, & Shani Rozanes)

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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