In Child Mother, a documentary by Yael Kipper and Ronen Zaretzky, these women, now in their 80s or older, courageously reveal the story of a childhood brutally ended with what was, in effect, legally sanctioned rape. The film addresses this taboo subject with intelligence and sensitivity, giving voice to women whose voices were silenced for so long. The film is based on interviews with hundreds of women in Israel who were forced into marriage as children.
A group of young dancers, whose members are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, is trying to win the International Breakdance Championship. The competition is the highlight of their dreams as dancers, but as we watch them prepare, we encounter a world of crisis and alienation. Despite the hardships, these bold dancers confront reality head-on, because desperation is a luxury that they can hardly afford.
Death in the Terminal is a 2016 Israeli Rashomon style documentary film recounting the events of the October 2015 Beersheva bus station shooting. The film reconstructs the first 18 minutes after the shooting, when an Eritrean refugee was mistaken for a terrorist, shot by a security guard and beaten by bystanders. Security camera footage is inter-cut with eyewitness interviews and video from mobile phones.