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Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of November 2012

Filmography - Israel / Palestine

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of November 2012. 

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible.  All DVDs listed below are located in Media Services on the Lower Level of Bender Library. To search the library’s complete videos holdings on biology topics (including VHS tapes) keyword searches in the library catalog will be necessary: http://www.american.edu/library/mediaservices/index.cfm

2000 years of freedom and honor the Cochin Jews of India. 97.  1 videodisc (80 min.). Jews arrived in India over 1900 years ago. Throughout the years, though deeply loyal to India, they prayed for their return to Zion. Film captures the conflicting emotions of two generations of Cochini Jews. The elderly, heartbroken by the mass emigration of the younger generation to Israel, and their children, who as young parents could only envision a bright future as Jews in Israel. Explores the religious, cultural and economic life of the Cochini Jews in the native India and also follows the younger generation to a new life as Israelis.  DVD 5907

3 times divorced. 2007.  1 videodisc (74 min.). Khitam, a Gaza-born Palestinian woman, was married off in an arranged match to an Israeli Palestinian, followed him to Israel and bore him six children. When her husband divorced her in absentia in the Sharia Muslim court and gained custody of the children, Khitam was left with nothing. She cannot contact her children, has no property and no citizenship. Although married to an Israeli, a draconian law passed in 2002 barring any Palestinian from gaining Israeli citizenship has made her an illegal resident there. Now she is out on a dual battle, the most crucial of her life: against the court which always rules in favor of the husband, and against the state in a last-ditch effort to gain citizenship and reunite with her children.  DVD 5504

The 50 years war Israel and the Arabs. 2000.  2 videodiscs (300 min.). Begins with the 1947 U.N. decision to partition Palestine and charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiations. Includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Episodes on the first disc cover Israel's struggle for statehood, including the victories against Arab armies in 1948 and 1967, and the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The concluding program looks at the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Camp David peace accord in 1978, the start of the Palestinian "Intifada" uprising in 1987, the Oslo agreement in 1993, and the current attempts to consolidate a shaky reconciliation. DVD 505

Adama Meshuga'at Sweet mud. 2007.  1 videodisc (97 min.). "On a kibbutz in southern Israel, 12-year-old Dvir (Tomer Steinhof) must endure grueling tests of manhood--but these trials pale in comparison with the troubles brought on by his mother, Miri (Ronit Yudkevitch) whose sanity is quickly fading. As the community ostracizes Miri, young Dvir begins to question the kibbutz's rigid, utopian rules in this episodic coming-of-age tale that won the Dramatic World Cinema Jury Prize at Sundance 2007." --container.  Feature film. HU DVD 6767

Ajami. 2010.  1 videodisc (120 min.). Shakespearian in its scope and themes; revenge, loyalty, hope and despair, draws us into the lives of two brothers fearing assassination; a young refugee working illegally to cover his mother's medical expenses; a cop obsessed with finding his missing brother. Through this dramatic collision of different worlds, we witness cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.  Feature film.  DVD 7725

Al Nakba the Palestinian catastrophe, 1948. 97.  1 videodisc (56 min.). Looks at the events surrounding the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. Tells how and why 750,000 Palestinian Arabs became refugees by the end of the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948. Includes interviews with Palestinians and Israelis.  DVD 4846

Al Quds fi yawm akhar Jerusalem, another day : Rana's wedding. 2007.  1 videodisc (86 min.). A Palestinian girl has only 10 hours to both find and marry her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank. The uncertainty of her father's approval adds further difficulty.  Feature film.  HU DVD 6176

Alezmen alebaqey = The time that remains. 2012.  1 videodisc (109 min.). A humorous, heartbreaking film that explores life among the Israeli Arab community, shot largely in homes and places in which Elia Suleiman's family once lived. Inspired by his father's diaries, letters his mother sent to family members who had fled the Israeli occupation, and the director's own recollections, the film recounts the saga of the filmmaker's family in subtly hilarious vignettes.  Feature film.  HU DVD 10203

Altalena. 2007.  1 videodisc (53 min.). "On June 20, 1948, the Altelena arrived in Israel carrying 930 World War II refugees and a stockpile of ammunition amassed by the Irgun ... Ben Gurion gave an order to shell the ship ..." -- container.  DVD 6249

American radical the trials of Norman Finkelstein. 2009.  1 videodisc (89 min.). A definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein, a devoted son of holocaust survivors, ardent critic of U.S. and Israeli Mid-East policy, and author of five provocative books, including The Holocaust Industry. Finkelstein has been steadfastly at the center of many intractable controversies, including the recent denial of his tenure at DePaul University. He's called a lunatic and a self-hating Jew by some and an inspirational street-fighting revolutionary by others.  DVD 7882

Amreeka. 2009.  1 videodisc (96 min.). Muna Farah, a Palestinian single mom, struggles to maintain her optimistic spirit in the daily grind of intimidating West Bank checkpoints, the constant nagging of a controlling mother, and the haunting shadows of a failed marriage. Everything changes one day when she receives a letter informing her that her family has been granted a U.S. green card, and she moves with her teenage son to small town Illinois.  Feature film.  HU DVD 1571

Another side of peace. 2005.  1 videodisc [58 min.]. Another Side of Peace follows an Israeli man's efforts to reach reconciliation and to come to terms with the deaths of his sons. He works with his Palestinian partners to connect with other bereaved families in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.  Provides a proocative and intimate look at the human side of the conflict, and the healing power of communication nad reconciliation.  DVD 2333

Arab and Jew wounded spirits in a promised land. 89.  1 videodisc (120 min.). Explores the roots of tensions between Arabs and Jews in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  Exposes prejudices, as well as images and stereotypes held by the two groups.  DVD 9608

Arab & Jew return to the promised land. 2009.  1 videodisc (60 min.). "Illustrates both unchanging views and an evolution of attitudes by Israelis and Palestinians from before and after the Oslo peace process. This program is a journey through the psychological landscape where Arabs and Jews meet. By allowing both Palestinians and Israelis to explore their own attitudes, the film searches throught their minds and emotions for the points of conflict and the regions of accord." .  DVD 8217

Arab Labor the complete first season. 2008.  2 videodiscs (300 min.). In Fall 2008, Link TV presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of the controversial hit Israeli comedy series Arab Labor (Avoda Aravit). Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit" which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel.  This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime. Arab Labor has generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media and Link TV is premiering the program to the U.S. television audience in order to offer a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.-- www.linktv.org/arablabor.  HU DVD 6502

Asphalt Zahov = Yellow asphalt. 2005.  1 videodisc (82 min.). At the edge of modern Israel and the ancient Bedouin way of life, three dramatic encounters between two very different societies are brought forth. The tales are of the human condition - of passion and deceit, carelessness and love, courage and selfishness, in which no one culture has a monopoly on virtue or vice.  Feature film.  HU DVD 6468

Beaufort. 2008.  1 videodisc (126 min.). A young group of Israeli soldiers must try to survive before they are pulled out of Lebanon, and protect a fortress that is sacred to both Israelis and Arabs alike.  Feature film.  HU DVD 6466

Beautiful music In search of peace. 2007.  The Simon Wiesenthal Center collection.  1 videodisc (112 min.). Beautiful music (38 min.): The remarkable story of Devorah Schramm, an American-born, Orthodox Jewish pianist and composer who, after relocating to Israel, taught piano to a 9-year old blind and autistic Palestinian girl, Rasha Hamid, in the worst days of the Intifada. In search of peace (74 min.): Chronicles the first two decades of Israel's existence, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. The film weaves together historical narrative, anecdotes and dramatic personal stories, drawing on interviews with the leaders who helped make that history.  HU DVD 5778

The Bible unearthed The making of a religion. 2005.  1 videodisc (208 min.). Attempts to determine how much of the Bible is based on historical events by reviewing the most recent archeological findings.  DVD 7516

Bikur ha-Tizmoret = The band's visit. 2008.  1 videodisc (87 min.). The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event. Once there, they find the expected delegation is not there to meet them. Arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva have not been taken care of either. They find their own ride and arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, lead by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in the best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.  Feature film.  HU DVD 2755

Bubot niyar = Paper dolls. 2006.  1 videodisc (80 min.). After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market. Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders.  DVD 4336

Budrus. 2011.  1 videodisc (82 min.). They not only save the village, but the Barrier is pushed back behind the Green Line into No Man's Land. In the process, Ayed and Iltezam unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary featuring archival footage of this movement from its infancy, Budrus will inspire and challenge audiences worldwide.  DVD 8309

Campfire. 2005.  Film Movement series.  1 videodisc (96 min.). A 42 year-old widowed mother of two teenage daughters wants to join the founding group of a new settlement in the West bank. This is about their struggles with the acceptance committee and their living as an outcast in the settlement.  Feature film.  DVD 4119

Can you hear me? : Israeli and Palestinian women fight for peace . 2006.  1 videodisc (48 min.). A documentary that focuses on several Israeli women's groups committed to the co-existence of Israel and Palestine, focusing on two individuals on opposite sides in the peace movement.  DVD 2710

Le cerf-volant Tayyara min warrak. 2008.  1 videodisc (88 min.). Set in the Druze area of the Golan Heights known as the Valley of Laments and Tears, the story is a combination coming of age struggle for freedom and amplified "Romeo and Juliet."  The scenario matching 15-year old Lamia (Flavia Bechara) with 17-year old Israeli soldier Youssef (Maher Bsaibes) fits well with Sabbag's tale of lovers living in limbo on the Israeli-Lebanese border. Both are Druze, separated by arbitrary physical boundaries and long-standing religious and cultural traditions.  Feature film. HU DVD 9297

Changemakers. 2008.  1 videodisc (7 min.). Examines the PeacePlayers organization, which uses basketball to build bridges of understanding, communication and peace between Israeli and Palestinian children. The short film interviewed PeacePlayer participants while on a trip to the United States.  DVD 9216

Checkpoint. 2005.  1 videodisc (79 min.). Over three million Palestinians live in The West Bank and Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli military authority since 1967. This documents the impact of the enforced boundaries know as "checkpoints" on the Israeli border, the border guards drafted to monitor them and the Palestinian citizens who must pass through them daily.  DVD 3376

The chosen. 2010.  1 videodisc (107 min.). The story of two teenage boys who become best friends despite huge differences in their upbringing. Danny is the son of an orthodox Hasidic Rabbi. Reuven comes from a progressive Jewish family whose father stands at the forefront of the battle for Israeli statehood. Danny's every moment is devoted to religious study, while Reuven plays jazz piano and is intensely interested in the changing world around him. Their family differences soon force both to make difficult choices.  Feature film. HU DVD 8315

Chronicles of a refugee. 2008.  1 videodisc (168 min.). "Episode 1, the Nakba Dailies, tells the stories of those who were born and raised in Palestine. In episode 2, Palestinians tell the stories of 13 other expulsions they have lived through.  DVD 7721-7723

Death in Gaza. 2006.  1 videodisc (77 min.). This poignant and powerful documentary takes a shocking, first-hand look at the culture of hate that permeates the West Bank and Gaza, and which continues to escalate the perennial violence pitting Palestinians against Israelis.  DVD 2058

Divine intervention : a chronicle of love and pain Yadon ilaheyya. 2003.  1 videodisc (90 min.). During the Middle East conflict: Santa Claus is chased by school children; Israeli police seek out tourists; a Palestinian collaborator's home is bombed daily; a female ninja appears from the sky; and lovers are separated by a checkpoint.  HU DVD 750

Dreamers and builders. 2006.  1 videodisc (60 min.). "The early builders of the Zionist vision, pioneers of the Third Aliyah and the Fourth Aliyah of the 1920s, have been captured on film for time in memoriam by the father of Hebrew film, Ya'akov Ben Dov. Based on three films - Return to Zion, Rebirth of a New Palestine, Romance of Palestine - which were considered lost for more than 70 years"--Container.  DVD 7146

Edward Said on Orientalism. 2002.  Race & diversity series.  1 videodisc (40 min.). Edward Said's book Orientalism has been influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this interview he talks about the context in which the book was conceived, its main themes, and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient.".  DVD 6877

Edward Said on Orientalism. 2007.  Streaming video (40 min. : sd., col.). Edward Said's book Orientalism has been influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this interview he talks about the context in which the book was conceived, its main themes, and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient.".  Streaming Video
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Eid milad Laila Laila's birthday. 2010.  1 videodisc (72 min.). 'At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?' Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu's wife reminds her husband. On his young daughter's birthday, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab, armed only with an ex-jurist's misplaced pride, a father's loyalty, and a sticker reminding passengers that smoking and carrying AK-47's are prohibited.  Feature film. HU DVD 6768

Einayim Petukhoth = Eyes wide open. 2010.  1 videodisc (90 min.). Aaron, a butcher and devout family man in Jerusalem's ultraorthodox Jewish community, has his quiet life interrupted when Erzi, a handsome, young Yeshiva student, happens on his shop. Intrigued by the young man, Aaron offers Erzi a job and becomes his friend and mentor. The two grow closer, and soon other feelings surface. As their forbidden desire grows, Aaron begins to neglect his business and his family. But guilt, torment, and pressure from the community lead him to make a radical decision.  Feature film. HU DVD 7738

El color de los olivos = The color of olives. 2006.  1 videodisc (97 min.). A look at the lives of the Amers, a Palestinian family living in the West Bank who live surrounded by the Israeli West Bank Barrier.  Feature film. DVD 6169

Elusive peace: Israel and the Arabs. 2005.  1 videodisc (150 min.). President Clinton, Yasser Arafat, the Israeli Prime Ministers, their generals and advisors, and those behind the suicide bombs and assassinations tell what happened behind closed doors as peace talks gave way.  DVD 7949

Encounter point. 2007.  1 videodisc (85 min.). Created by a Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American team, this film tells the story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their safety and public standing to press for an end to the conflict. They are at the vanguard of a movement to push Palestinian and Israeli societies to a tipping point, forging a new consensus for nonviolence and peace. Perhaps years from now, their actions will be recognized as a catalyst for constructive change in the region.  Feature film. DVD 6859

Etz Limon = Lemon tree. 2009.  1 videodisc (106 min.). A drama based on the true story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.  Feature film. HU DVD 6469

Exodus. 2002.  1 videodisc (208 min.). Story of the Jewish struggle for independence and the birth of the nation of Israel, beginning with the exodus from a Cypriot detention camp of a shipload of courageous European Jews heading to Israel aboard a weathered freighter.  Feature film. HU DVD 5786

Exodus 1947 the ship that launched a nation. 96.  1 videodisc (60 min.). After WWII, a group of private American citizens banded together in a clandestine effort to transport Holocaust survivors to Palestine. The British, who governed Palestine at the time, were determined to keep them out.  DVD 7331

The fence. 2004.  1 videodisc (46 min.). A documentary of families on opposing sides of the security barrier in the Jenin-Afula area. Israel claims that the security barrier was erected to protect civilians on the periphery of the West Bank - communities that have been regularly targeted by suicide bombers. But the fence follows a controversial route - often well within the boundaries of the occupied Palestinian territories - and forms a one-sided border, unilaterally policed by Israeli soldiers. The Palestinians perceive the fence as prison walls that have come to symbolize the greatest obstacle yet in their pursuit of freedom and self-determination under Israeli occupation.  DVD 1567

Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs : the Iraqi connection. 2003.  1 videodisc (112 min.). The forgotten story of four Baghdadi-Jews, all former members of the Iraqi communist party who were forced to emigrate at Israel's founding.  DVD 8068

Frontline world stories from a small planet March 28, 2006. 2006.  1 videodisc (60 min.). Bosnia, the men that got away: Ten years after the end of the war in Bosnia, the two men most responsible for carrying out Milosevec's ethnic cleansing -- former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and his top general Ratko Mladic -- are still at large.  Reporter Jennifer Glasse travels to Bosnia, Serbia and the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague to find out why. Israel, the unexpected candidate: In the wake of an electoral victory by the militant group Hamas and with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a deep coma, acting prime minister Ehud Olmert was widely considered to be the successor to Sharon.  Explores what his election would mean for both Israelis and Palestinians at this historical crossroads in the Middle East.  DVD 3157

Frontline world stories from a small planet May 9, 2006. 2006.  1 videodisc (60 min.). Frontline/World reporter Kate Seelye travels across the occupied Palestinian territories to get inside the mindset of Hamas. In a journey across Gaza and the West Bank, Seelye, a veteran Mideast reporter, gains special access to Hamas, talking with jailed leaders, party strategists, and militant hard liners to uncover how this Islamist party rose to power and whether it will restrain its terrorist wing.  DVD 3158

Full frame documentary shorts. 2006.  1 videodisc (120 min.). "Miles above": When the shuttle Columbia crashed from the sky it was documented from many points of view and largely by amateurs. "In the shadow of Eden": The director comes to grips with the abuse she suffered at the hands of her religion-fixated father. "Good morning, Yokohama": Captures rush hour in one Japanese city as a horde of workers funnel through turnstiles and jockey for a set on the trains. "Small town secrets": Tells a personal story of growing up with closeted gay parents in a small Midwestern town. "Cheeks": Meet Joe Cheek, folk musician, retro-fashion plate and dedicated son of two paranoid schizophrenic fundamentalists. "Good times": Traces the evolution of Israel's security wall that runs through the center of Abu Dis.  DVD 5121-5125

Gaza Strip. 2002.  1 videodisc (74 min.). American filmmaker James Longley follows a range of Palestinian Arabs living in the Gaza Strip and events following the election of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, including the first major armed incursion by the Israeli Army (IDF) forces in spring 2001. Filmed almost entirely in the vérite style without narration and with little explanation, this documentary focuses on ordinary Palestinians rather than politicians presenting a rare look inside the stark realities of Palestinian life and death under Israeli military occupation.  DVD 5206

Giv'a 24 eina ona = Hill 24 doesn't answer . 2007.  Jewish heritage video collection: Israeli cinema.  1 videodisc (101 min.). Four young Zionists are assigned to defend strategic Hill 24 outside Jerusalem in order to maintain access to the besieged city during Israel's War of Independence.  Feature film. HU DVD 7287

God’s warriors. 2007.  3 videodiscs (360 min.). God's Warriors is a three-part CNN documentary produced by Christiane Amanpour in which she compares the rise of religious fundamentalism as a political force in the world. The documentary focuses on the three major monotheistic religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  DVD 3089-3091

ha-Hesder = Time of favor. 2002.  1 videodisc (101 min.). A taut thriller about the tense relationship between the orthodox nationalists and the Israeli military in the West Bank. Both a politico-psychological drama and a love story between a passionate woman and two best friends.  Raises questions of faith to one's religion, duty to one's nation, and love for oneself.  Feature film. HU DVD 4053

Ha-Kalah ha-Surit = The Syrian bride. 2006.  1 videodisc (97 min.). Mona's wedding day may be the saddest day of her life. Once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to get married, she will never be allowed back to her family in the Golan Heights.  Feature film. HU DVD 2634

ha-Kayits shel Aviyah = Aviya's summer. 2005.  1 videodisc (91 min.). Presents Gila Almagor's autobiographical film about a Holocaust survivor who immigrates with her daughter to the newly founded Israeli state. Aviya is a spunky 10 old year girl who, like her mother, is a survivor in the face of persecution.  Feature film. DVD 9686

Hamas the untold story. 2008.  1 videodisc (49 min.). "Produced with unprecedented access to Hamas and its operation, this program takes viewers inside Gaza's Islamic fundamentalist government in the months following its civil war against Fatah. The film observes Hamas leaders as they struggle to shape policy and follows a former militant who now heads up an Executive Force police unit -- carrying out orders he doesn't agree with. Archival footage and interviews from earlier years are also included, creating a historical context in which the emergence of Hamas, as well as the problems of governance it now faces, can be examined and discussed. Fatah's ongoing control over Hamas finances is one of the many topics analyzed."--Container.  DVD 6390

Hashmatsa = Defamation. 2010.  1 videodisc (91 min.). Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative and at times irreverent quest to answer the question: What is anti-Semitism today? Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum and traveling to places like Auschwitz and Brooklyn, Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today.  DVD 7546

Haverim shel Yanah = Yana's friends. 2001.  1 videodisc (90 min.). Yana and her husband have just left Russia for Israel when the Gulf War starts. Yana's husband flees, but she stays behind, and when she's forced to share a room with her attractive neighbor, things quickly heat up.  Feature film. HU DVD 8617

Heritage civilization and the Jews. 2001.  3 videodiscs (540 min.). Five millennia of Jewish history is brought to life in a celebration of Jewish humanistic and moral heritage. Follow the Jewish people from the heights of Sinai to the shores of the Dead Sea, from a Greek amphitheater in Delphi to the Forum of ancient Rome, out of the ashes of concentration camps to the rebuilt cities and villages of Israel.  DVD 307

The Holy land. 2004.  1 videodisc (101 min.). Set in Jerusalem, The Holy Land is a story of Mendy, a young rabbinical student who is restless to learn about the bigger world. On the unconventional advice of his teacher, Mendy visits a brothel in order to exhaust his lust and restlessness, but instead falls in love with a Russian prostitute, Sasha. Mendy plummets further when he discovers Mike's Place, a bar on the edge of society run by an American expatriate, where Muslims, Christians and Jews all mingle to unseen ends.  Feature film. HU DVD 6490

Hu halakh ba- sadot = He walked through the fields. 2009.  1 videodisc (93 min.). In 1946, a young man returns home from college to his kibbutz to find that his father has joined the British army and his mother is with another man. He meets a young Holocaust refugee and falls in love with her, but he is called to duty as the political turmoil in Israel, on the verge of statehood, reaches a boiling point.  Feature film. HU DVD 1958