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CDT Film Club: “A History of Israeli Cinema”

Saturday, August 20, 2022 23 Av 5782

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMZoom
Past Sessions
Saturday, July 23, 2022 24 Tammuz 5782 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Zoom

The CDT Film Club gathers monthly on Zoom to discuss moving and thought-provoking Jewish films from around the world! No commitment is necessary — feel free drop in only once or come every time! Watch the film yourself on Kanopy (free with a local library card) anytime before the discussion, and contact Emily Sper at with questions, film suggestions, or if you’d like to lead a discussion about a particular film. 

July 23 (Episode 1) & August 20 (Episode 2)A History of Israeli Cinema (3 hr. 30 min / 1 hr. 45 min): Raphael Nadjari’s extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars, and critics, including Amos Gitai, Joseph Cedar, Avi Mograbi, Yehuda Ne’eman, Menachem Golan, Moshe Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz and Zeev Revach. Crafted for both insiders and outsiders, the film traces the evolution of the country’s cinema alongside political and social history: part one spans the years 1933 to 1978, covering the overlap between the Zionist struggle to form a state and the propagandistic qualities of revolutionary cinema; part two, the shift to reality-based filmmaking in the late 70s, and the transition from the political films of the 80s to the more personal cinema of today. The most comprehensive and compelling record of the subject ever attempted, Nadjari’s film reveals a cinematic national identity that is inextricably linked to the ever-changing emotional reality of the country. 

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