Israel - An Immigration Country

AL KARAMAH - Human Dignity

Frode Storaas
Norway 1997 | 40 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Although much has been writ­ten and shown about Pales­tini­ans and Israelis, one aspect has gen­er­al­ly been left out: the Pales­tin­ian minor­i­ty in Israel. More than 900 000 Pales­tin­ian-Arab cit­i­zens live … read more


François Margolin
France, Israel 1996 | 80 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
»Ten years ago, I went to Ethiopia to film the people known as ‘Falashas’ or black Jews, who were mal­treat­ed for their strict obser­vance of the Jewish reli­gion and who … read more


François Margolin
France 1985 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmfU
In the val­leys on the high­lands of Siemen in the North of Gondar (Ethiopia) 1983 had lived more than 30.000 Falashas, which means in col­lo­qui­al Amhar­ish »stranger«. In the occi­den­tal … read more

Good or Bad, Black and White

Amit Goren
Germany, Israel 1995 | 82 Min. | BetaSP, OmU
A car­a­van camp in a desert­ed mil­i­tary base is the first home in Israel for immi­grants arriv­ing from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia. Peter from the Ukraine and Chan­nan … read more


Nurith Aviv
France, Germany, Israel 1998 | 81 Min. | BetaSP, OmU

Mosa­hav Shekef is an agri­cul­tur­al coop­er­a­tive in the Lachish region. It is inhab­it­ed by Israelis – some are sabras, some were born in Maroc­co, Argenti­na or Iraq. Today there are 40 fam­i­lies, half of them vote for the left, the other half vote for the right. In the neigh­bour­hood, on the other side of the Green Border Line, the Pales­tin­ian vil­lage of Beth-Awah is sit­u­at­ed. Before the Intifa­da had start­ed the agri­cul­tur­al work­ers of Shekef came from this village. 

After the murder of a moshav member, the moshav decid­ed to cease employ­ment of all Pales­tin­ian work­ers. The murder case still hasn’t been solved. Shekef was the first moshav receiv­ing the per­mis­sion to employ agri­cul­tur­al work­ers from Thai­land. Since 1988 most of the inhab­i­tants of Beth-Awah are unem­ployed. A tri­an­gle is formed between Thais, Pales­tini­ans an Israelis – all live around the same place (makom); work (avoda) is the link between them. The film expos­es the ten­sions, fears and uncer­tain­ties which are con­cealed behind the peace­ful green exte­ri­or of the moshav.


Ruth Walk
Israel 1998 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Pinkas, a 75-years old agri­cul­tur­al worker from Moshav Rehov in the Beit Sh’an Valley, wakes up one morn­ing trou­bled by a dream in which his sister Simha has appeared. When … read more


Sini Bar-David
Israel 1998 | 82 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
The film focus­es the prob­lems of sephardic Jews in Israel. Three women, three gen­er­a­tions who strug­gle to sur­vive, to have a mean­ing­ful life and to express their voice in the … read more