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Films


Terrorism

Impact of Terror (2004)
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52 minutes 
Canada, Color, English 
An Associated Producers film
Producers: Simcha Jacobovici, Tim Wolochatiuk
Director: Tim Wolochatiuk

“Impact of Terror” is a moving documentary about Israeli victims of terror struggling to cope in the aftermath of the Aug. 9, 2001 Sbarro pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem. It effectively maps out the victims’ scars –both physical and emotional – and humanizes the personal struggles of individuals who are often unnamed in news reports and relegated to casualty counts. .

Contact Information
Nicole Austin
Associated Producers
110 Spadina Ave #1001
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2K4 

Fax:  (416) 504-6667
Email: general@apdocs.com

 

Maytal (1996)

51 minutes
Israel, Color, Hebrew with English subtitles
Producer and Director: Yael Kipper Zarezhky

A 1996 terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv left 27-year-old Maytal Lederman critically injured and took the life of her brother Asaf. This documentary follows Maytal over a period of eight months in an Israeli rehabilitation hospital, as she struggles to cope with her loss and rebuild her life with her husband Steve. Emotionally affecting yet unsentimental, this portrait of one woman's trauma provides an unforgettable human perspective on the tragic consequences of Middle Eastern conflict.

Purchasing & Rental Instructions: http://www.brandeis.edu/jewishfilm/Catalogue/ordering.htm
Contact Info (phone, fax): 
Telephone: (781) 899-7044    
Fax: (781) 736-2070

 

Munich: Operation Bayonet (2006)

52 minutes
Israel,  English
Producer: Noam Shalev
Director: Ron Maiberg

Many accounts exist of the Mossad’s operations throughout the Middle East and West Europe. The Israeli Mossad’s operations against the Palestinian Black September terrorist organization following the 1972 massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics was brought to the screen in a much hyped, fictionalized version by Steven Spielberg. (See CAMERA’s Film Review: "Munich")  In “Munich: Operation Bayonet,” the real story of the Israeli Mossad's "Bayonet" unit responsible for that operation is exposed, told first-hand by the people involved. The documentary revisits the scenes of the operations with the Mossad agents responsible, and presents the personal accounts of CIA operatives and the surviving Black September members. The film gives an unrivaled and compelling account of Israel’s unprecedented actions.

Contact and Purchasing Information: Highlight Films
Email: info@highlight.co.il
For information about screenings: noam@highlight.co.il
For special screenings and US broadcast: ravit@dragomanfilms.com

 

No. 17 is Anonymous (2003)

76 minutes
Israel, Color, English, Hebrew with English subtitles
Producers: Edna and Elinor Kowarsky
Director: David Ofek

A suicide attack at the Megiddo junction near Tel Aviv in June 2003 killed 17 people.  Sixteen were identified and accounted for. The film documents the 6-month effort by the film crew to search for the identity of the 17th victim who was buried anonymously after no one claimed his mutilated body and police gave up searching.  The film also records the stories of several people who were affected directly or indirectly by the bombing, creating a portrait of a society living under the shadow of death.When it seems that the investigation has reached a dead end a vague lead suddenly appears.

Purchasing & Rental Instructions: http://www.brandeis.edu/jewishfilm/Catalogue/ordering.htm
Contact Info (phone, fax): 
Telephone: (781) 899-7044    
Fax: (781) 736-2070

 

One Day in September (1999)
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94 minutes 
Switzerland, Germany, UK,  B&W,Color, English, German
Producers: Arthur Cohn and John Battsek.
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Narrated by Michael Douglas

1999 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary

This Oscar-winning documentary is about the Black September terrorist attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Interspersing interviews and archival news footage of the actual events, the film tells the story of the doomed Israeli athletes and the Palestinian terrorists who held them captive while theWest German police displayed their ineptitude and indifference and the International Olympic Committee showed a shocking lack of sensitivity toward the Israeli victims.

Available for purchase from : Amazon.com

 

Shalom, My Dream (1999)

60 minutes
Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles
Producer and Director: Noam Ben Shoham

This moving, documentary is about the last 24 hours in the life of Bat-Chen Shahak, one of three girls killed by a terrorist bomber on Purim Day, March 3, 1996. It was Bat-Chen's 15th birthday. Through conversations with her younger brother, her Israeli teenage friends, and her family, and photos taken the day of the bombing, the film explores life and death, the price of peace and the loss of innocence. .

Contact Information: 
Noam Ben Shoham
137 W 67th Street #1W
New York, NY 10023

Telephone: (212) 877-2322
Email: nbs99@hotmail.com

 

Suicide Killers (2006)
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80 minutes
Israel, English, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
Producer and Director: Pierre Rehov

In his seventh documentary, French filmmaker Pierre Rehov, investigates the motives and driving forces behind suicide attackers through interviews with psychologists, terrorism experts, family members, victims, and most compellingly, with failed and would-be suicide killers themselves. .

Contact Information: Pierre Rehov.com
To purchase online
: Katrina Productions

 

Zaka: Living With Death (2004)

47 minutes
Israel, English
Producer and Director: Noam Shalev

Two suicide bombers detonate their bombs in a busy shopping area in the center of Tel Aviv. The aftermath is horrific. Enter the ZAKA team. Black plastic bags in hand, they scour the area, intent on finding everything down to the last fingernail. Their mission: To collect every piece of flesh, every scrap of hair, left after a suicide bombing. Always on call, their beepers vibrate seconds after the disaster. They believe in providing the "Chessed Shel Emet" or "true act of kindness"—i.e. a burial for all human remains. They are the ZAKA volunteers. The film follows the ZAKA volunteers in more than two years of suicide bombings in Israel, in their training and when they get the call - to come and take care of the bodies. In February 2004 a group of Zaka volunteers traveled to The Hague with the bombed bus from one of the suicide bombings in Jerusalem.

Contact and Purchasing Information: Highlight Films
Email: info@highlight.co.il
For information about screenings: noam@highlight.co.il