“A movie about an Israeliness that dreams, aspires, insists, confronts, struggles and comes to the point of defeat, and it is Green’s best, most complex, complete and touching work to date. This is a version of Israeliness we have yet to see on the screen, tender and full of longing despite its hardships.” - Haaretz
“Offers a rare intimate look at what went on inside Ben-Gurion’s heart and mind.” - Variety
A six-hour interview with David Ben-Gurion, one of modern history’s greatest leaders, emerges from the obscurity of an archive where it has lain unrecognised for decades. It is 1968, and Ben-Gurion is 82 years old. He lives in the seclusion of his home in the desert, remote from all political discourse, which allows him a perspective on the Zionist enterprise. His introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his reflections provide a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and for the future of Israel.
Winner Best Documentary at the 2017 Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars).
Director Yariv Mozer is a guest of the festival, with thanks to Plus 61J.
70 mins / English, Hebrew (English subtitles)
Director — Yariv Moser