Monthly Screenings

Diamond Competition for Israeli Documentary Films

#Schoolyard: An Untold Story

Dir.: Nurit Kedar
| 70 minutes

In 1982, during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, an Israeli paratroop company was ordered to guard hundreds of Lebanese war prisoners for 10 hours. #Schoolyard: An Untold Story is the anatomy of a murder – the step by step, blow by blow, memory by memory chronicle of a horrible moment in Israeli military history.

Black Notebooks

Dir.: Shlomi Elkabetz
| 208 minutes

A man learns from a Moroccan fortune-teller that his sister is about to die. Together, they embark upon a fictional journey in an attempt to alter the prediction, revisiting the past and the present to defy an implacable future. But the prophecy still shadows them - as in life, so in cinema. Black Notebooks – Viviane, 100 min.; Black Notebooks – Ronit, 108 min.

Not a Word of Truth

Dir.: Noa Aharoni
| 82 minutes

Dr. Rudy was an iconic psycho-guru and founder of "The Rudy Psychoanalytic Institute" – the largest in Israel during the 70’s. His controversial therapy methods forced him to fight for his reputation and the institute's survival. His demise raises questions regarding abuse of power and moral boundaries. 

Razzouk Tattoo

Dir.: Orit Ofir Ronell
| 68 minutes

Wassim Razzouk, the sole heir of 500-year lineage of Coptic Christians tattoo artists from Jerusalem, sets out to complete his collection of ancient wooden stencils before they are lost forever. during his journey he discovers that his family is hiding not only stencils, but haunting secrets.

The Reason Why

Dir.: Julie Shles
| 95 minutes

Suleiman El-Abid was sentenced to 27 years in jail for the rape and murder of Hanit Kikos, based on his confession alone. A few days after reenacting the crime he retracted his confession and has been claiming innocence ever since. Did he receive a fair trial or did the justice systems incriminate him to whitewash their own failures?

Speer Goes to Hollywood

Dir.: Vanessa Lapa
| 97 minutes

The implausible second career of Albert Speer: How did a man in charge of 12 million slaves become “the good Nazi”? A cautionary tale about his 1971 attempt to whitewash his past with a Hollywood adaptation of his memoir, "Inside the Third Reich.”