NIF Film Club

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NIF Film Club, in partnership with the Other Israel Film Festival, brings you poignant and relevant Israeli films during these days when we have more time to catch up on films we may have missed, ones we want to see again, or completely new ones. Each week, Film Club members watch a movie at their own convenience, followed by a lively and interactive discussion with the filmmaker on Zoom.

Recordings of past Film Club discussions can be found below.

  • NIF Film Club: The Image of Victory and The Mute’s House

    25 August 2020

    The Image of Victory and The Mute’s House are moving films from two young, up-and-coming Israeli filmmakers. Watch the post-film discussion with directors Adi Mishnayot and Tamar Kay.

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  • NIF Film Club: Sharqiya

    11 August 2020

    Kamel lives with his brother and sister-in-law at the edge of the Negev desert on land that has been in their Bedouin family since the Ottoman Empire. But since they have no paperwork to prove their ownership, their claim is disputed by the Israeli government. Watch the post-film discussion with director Ami Livne.

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  • NIF Film Club: Death in the Terminal

    28 July 2020

    On October 18, 2015, a terrorist started shooting at the bus terminal in Be’er Sheva. Death in the Terminal is a detailed, minute-by-minute reconstruction of what happened in the crucial 18 minutes following the attack. Watch the post-film discussion with directors Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudri.

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  • NIF Film Club: Women in Sink

    14 July 2020

    Women in Sink tells the story of a little hair salon in the heart of the Christian Arab community in Haifa, where director Dr. Iris Zaki goes to work as a shampoo girl. Watch the post-film discussion with Dr. Iris Zaki.

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  • NIF Film Club: The Kosher Beach

    1 July 2020

    A group of Orthodox Jewish women arrive at the “Kosher Beach” in Tel Aviv from their closed off community. Here they can be free. When the beach is facing a shut down, the heroines are afraid to lose their island of freedom.

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  • NIF Film Club: The Gatekeepers

    23 June 2020

    In The Gatekeepers, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. Watch the post-film discussion with director Dror Moreh.

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  • NIF Film Club: Presenting Princess Shaw

    18 June 2020

    The true story of the incredible Princess Shaw, an amateur YouTube performer from New Orleans, and the enigmatic Israeli composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world.

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  • NIF Film Club: Advocate

    9 June 2020

    Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. Advocate follows Tsemel’s caseload in real-time. Watch the post-film discussion with director Rachel Leah Jones.

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  • NIF Film Club: Incitement

    2 June 2020

    In September 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin announces the Oslo Accords and Yigal Amir, a law student and a devoted Orthodox Jew, sees only one way forward. Watch the post-film discussion with director Yaron Zilberman.

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  • NIF Film Club: Unsettling

    26 May 2020

    In Unsettling, Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and sits down to talk to the locals. Watch the post-film discussion with director Iris Zaki

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