• Checkpoint

    Hebrew title: Machsomim
    Directed by: Yoav Shamir
    Produced by: Amit Breuer
    Hebrew / Arabic / English; English subtitles
    80 minutes

    The film presents a one-sided depiction of the inconveniences to Palestinians caused by Israeli checkpoints.

  • Encounter Point

    Directed by Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha
    Just Vision Films
    Arabic, English, Hebrew
    85 minutes

    The documentary follows the stories of a South African-Israeli mother, a former settler, a former Palestinian protestor, an Israeli father, a Palestinian Christian father and a Palestinian ex-prisoner, all of whom are dealing with the loss of a loved one due to the conflict.

  • Five Broken Cameras

    Distributed by Kino Lorber
    Produced and Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
    Hebrew/Arabic; English subtitles
    90 minutes

    This heavily edited, agenda-driven film purports to document the daily lives of the Palestinian film-maker and his fellow villagers and their activism against the Israeli security fence and settlements. 5 Broken Cameras is Palestinian film-maker Emad Burnat’s diary of his fellow villagers’ protest response to Israel’s security fence and to Jewish settlements on what he considers his land. Hailed as an artistic success, the film won an award at the prestigious Sundance Festival.

  • Impact of Terror

    Directed by Tim Wolochatiuk
    Associated Producers
    52 minutes, English

    This moving documentary about the Israeli victims of the 2001 suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizerria follows terror victims in the years after the bombing, documenting both the immediate and the ripple effects of the violence on their subsequent lives.

  • Long Way Home

    At a time when Israel’s legitimacy is increasingly challenged and overt anti-Semitism again menaces Jews, the Academy Award winning documentary, “The Long Way Home,” provides a powerful reminder of the heroic effort to re-establish the Jewish homeland in the wake of the European Holocaust.

  • Mission: Hebron

    Written and Directed by Rona Segal;
    Produced by Idit Klinger, Kobi Mizrahi;
    Distributed by New York Times Op-Doc;
    Hebrew, English with English subtitles;
    22 minutes

    The film purports to show reluctant soldier whistleblowers divulging tales of Israeli military and settler brutality but in fact it is just more slanderous propaganda from the anti-Israel activist group, Breaking the Silence.

  • Occupation 101

    Written, Directed, and Produced by Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish
    Arabic, English with English subtitles
    90 minutes

    Occupation 101 falsely equates the Palestinian cause with civil rights struggles around the world, featuring well rehearsed indictments of the Jewish state by a who’s who of anti-Israel activists. It would have more aptly been titled Propaganda 101.

  • One Day in September

    Directed by Kevin Macdonald
    Narrated by Michael Douglas
    English, German, B&W, Color
    94 min

    While Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film, “Munich,” blurs the line between historical fiction and real events to tell the story of an Israeli hit team’s hunt for those involved in the 1972 Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes, this Academy Award-winning film focuses on the massacre itself through live film clips, news broadcasts and interviews with police, close relatives of victims, and the sole surviving perpetrator.

  • Promises

    Produced, Written and Directed by BZ Goldberg, Justine Shapiro; English, Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles;
    106 minutes

    See our filmed review  of a dated documentary that is still being used as part of the curriculum in some American public middle schools. The film examines the Arab-Israeli conflict through the eyes of seven children living in the Jerusalem vicinity, from both sides of the conflict. While the protagonists are appealing, the take-away message of the film, based on misleading context and a lack of essential background information, is one-sided and politicized.

  • The Forgotten Refugees

    Directed by Michael Grynszpan
    Produced by The David Project and IsraTV
    49 minutes, English

    The film explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years.Featuring testimony from Jews who fled Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco and Iran, the film explores the rich heritage and destruction of the Middle East’s age-old Jewish communities. Personal stories of refugees are interspersed with dramatic archival footage, including the mission to rescue Yemenite Jews.