the Ma'aleh school of television, film & the arts, Jerusalem

Grieving & Trauma

Barriers

2012 Drama |
Director: 
Golan Rise
Uri, a young officer, together with two soldiers under his command, is manning a checkpoint. Two women from the "Watch” organization are filming events at the checkpoint. Uri receives an order to...
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Biography

2016 Drama |
Director: 
Arik Kaufman
Miriam, an elderly war widow tormented by her young husband's death, surrounds herself with archival recordings and writes his biography in her crumbling apartment. Though she wishes only to be left...
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By Way of the Wadi

2001 Documentary |
Director: 
Bilha Bachrach
Ohad was murdered by terrorists at Wadi Qelt, a nature reserve of exceptional beauty and home to a nubmer of Christian monasteries, not far from Jerusalem. Five years later, the director Bilha...
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Changes

2004 Documentary |
Director: 
Avishag Elbaz
Life has changed beyond recognition for Aviva and Avram Herzlich after the murder of their daughter, Talia, and her husband Binyamin Ze'ev Kahana. They have left their beautiful home in the North and...
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Cohen's Wife

2000 Drama |
Director: 
*Adult Subject Matter After being raped by a stranger, a young ultra-orthodox woman awaits a Rabbinical decision about whether or not her husband should divorce her. Jewish law states that "If the...
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Daddy Bird

2010 Drama |
Director: 
Eliav Mason
Tomer is 8 years old. His father, Eli, is an air-force pilot. Eli and his friends know how to fly airplanes, how to navigate by the stars, and how to fight in the air. This is the stuff of bedtime...
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Happy Hanukah Bodenheimer

2012 Drama |
Director: 
Hadas Dissen
Two young brothers struggle with a promise:"When the Messiah comes, the dead will ariseand your father will come home.”
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House 103

2005 Documentary |
Director: 
Ohad Domb
August 2005. The Tal family are living out their final moments in a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip. "Disengagement”, Ariel Sharon's political plan to evict the 22 Jewish communities of the Gaza...
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In Silence

2011 Drama |
Director: 
Tom Dadon-MIshaly
Tamar, a well adjusted 17-year old from a happy home, is raped at the religious girls' high school where she is a student. She becomes withdrawn and hostile, mystifying her parents who assume that...
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Ma Nishtanah

2012 Drama |
Director: 
Eliraz Shohat
Passover eve. The last of the Hametz is burned. The burden of emotion is heavy for a mother and daughter who must wrestle with the pain of a father and brother now gone, and with their loneliness.
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Odd or Even

1996 Documentary |
Director: 
Riki Yakobovich
The story of a group of people, all Mengele twins, who journey back to Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with their children, exactly 50 years after the liberation of the camp. The journey is recounted...
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SHELL

2016 Documentary |
Director: 
Hagai Adorian
Ariel, a young veteran combat medic, is unable to the dispel terrible images of war that keep replaying themselves in his head. He drives aimlessly around the countryside, eating and sleeping in his...
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Singing Through Our Tears

2003 Documentary |
Director: 
Aurital Maizel Bitton
A group of English-speaking women from Gush Etzion decide to take a novel approach to the numerous Intifada attacks in the area: they will cope by writing a bibilical musical - the story of Esther...
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Taken

2016 Drama |
Director: 
Hadas Yona
Pretty young Yuval imprisons the man who once sexually assaulted her in her apartment. A dark and dramatic game ensues in which the outcome is less critical than Yuval's realization that, as a rape...
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THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER

2016 Drama |
Director: 
Shira Gabay
Esther's father was a gravedigger who in his last will and testament left only one significant request: that one of his sons continue with his profession. None of his sons have the slightest interest...
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The House on the Water

2012 Drama |
Director: 
Omer Regev
A talented musician and ex-combat solider fights for his family and his sanity when the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder threaten to destroy his life.
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The Invitation

2013 Drama |
Director: 
Ruthi Grosberger-Haratz
Noa survived a terrorist attack in which her boyfriend Udi was killed. Five years later, on her wedding day, Noa discovers Udi among the guests...
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The Ranch

2004 Drama |
Director: 
Ohad Domb
David is the owner of a ranch in a remote settlement that will soon be evacuated by the army. He has already experienced eviction from the Sinai in 1982, and this time he has decided to give in...
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The Stone Garden

2004 Documentary |
Director: 
Miri Bocker
After the funerals are done, in the quiet, Jerusalem's Har haMenuchot cemetery comes to life with the people whose grief and loneliness has turned them into daily visitors there. This documentary...
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The Strength to Tell

2013 Documentary |
Director: 
Noam Demsky
The film follows the experiences of a group of "at risk" Jerusalem teenagers, who as part of the Martef drama therapy program are asked to interview the last surviving witnesses of the 1961 Eichmann...
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Tofu

2004 Drama |
Director: 
Orit Ben Hur-Raz
Michael, a dreamy ,sensitive 13 year old, is named after his uncle who fell in the Yom Kippur War. On the morning of Memorial Day he travels with his father and elder brother to Jerusalem, to...
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Until the Wedding

2003 Documentary |
Director: 
Ayelet Giladi Bitan
Ayelet is getting married nine months after Yuval, her brother, has died in a hiking accident. Ayelet begins to understand that, despite the happiness her family feels for her, she has placed them,...
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Who is Coming to Daddy?

2011 Drama |
Director: 
Danny Tzur
The Heart of the Desert. Two brothers decide to go on a snap line in the dessert, on their mother's memorial day. The presence of their father, who is waiting for them at the bottom of the hill, is...
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Yotam

2009 Drama |
Director: 
Yehonadav Friedman
Yotam is a ten year old boy from Jerusalem who is trying with all his might to take care of his divorced and emotionally fragile mother. In a moment of crisis he flees to his father's new home and...
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