The Hebrews - The Raven (Ha Ivrim)

, 2015

This Israeli documentary series delves into the lives of the seminal Hebrew cultural figures of the 20th century. Skilfully blending animation, archival footage and contemporary interview, director Yair Qedar has constructed an invaluable and timeless resource that brings to life a trove of influential Jewish writers and their works.

Director and producer, Yair Qedar, will be a guest of the festival.

 

The Raven - Ze’ev Jabotinsky 60 MIN

The Raven is a touching and exciting portrait of one of Israel’s most contradictory figures. Born in Odessa, Jabotinsky was a brilliant writer and passionate spokesperson for Russia’s ethnic minorities. Eventually refocusing his energies and skills to the Zionist cause, he established the controversial Revisionist Party. While Jabotinsky is often memorialized as a key founder of the Israeli far right, director Ayelet Ofarim presents a more complex portrait of his dynamic life and character, complimenting readings stunning animation and wonderful narration.

60 mins / Hebrew (English subtitles)

Director — Ayelet Ofraim

Producer — Yair Qedar