King Bibi is the remarkable and controversial story of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, documenting four decades of his public appearances. 20 years before the spectacle of Donald Trump’s presidency emerged, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of creating a toxic relationship with the media, and communicating directly with the public.
NIF Film Club discussed this film with NIF’s VP of Public Engagement Libby Lenkinski and director Dan Shadur.
Dan Shadur is an Israeli filmmaker and writer. His debut documentary Before The Revolution was funded by Yes Docu and ITVS, premiered in Hotdocs 2013 and featured in dozens of other international festivals. It was the first ever Israeli documentary to be broadcast inside Iran. His film King Bibi is the most watched documentary on Yes Docu Channel in recent years. His work aired on PBS, Arte, ZDF and other broadcasters, and was reviewed and mentioned in The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Washington Post and many more. Shadur’s articles and stories have been featured in Israel’s leading newspapers and magazines. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv University Steve Tisch School of Film and Television.