Russian Jews: Film Two—1914 - 1948 captures a 30-year period of significant Jewish participation in every domain of Soviet political and cultural life including Leon Trotsky's role as the founder of the Red Army; artist Marc Chagall's early career; the first Soviet popular music stars; writers, with Isaac Babel in the lead, and other figures and fates, without which the grandiose Soviet ‘project’ is impossible to understand.
Operation Sunflower (Mivtza Hamaniya)
This is a thrilling, fictionalised account of how Israel built its nuclear capabilities and its moral implications.
It is the 1960s and Israeli intelligence is nervous. Iran is bringing missiles out of its bunkers. Soon it will be just a “push of the button” away from being able to launch them at Israel. Racing against time, the head of the Mossad and a reluctantly recruited scientist work to create a nuclear option for Israel. Together with France and Germany, they must find a way to protect Israel against its potentially imminent destruction, while facing their own moral qualms about building a bomb capable of unthinkable destruction. A tale of mistrust and paranoia, set in the recent past, that resonates as loudly as ever today.
105 mins/ English, French, German, Hebrew (English subtitles)
Director — Avraham Kushnir
Category — The Situation (Hamatzav)