ISRAEL: A HOME MOVIE
Dir. Eliav Lilti (93min, Israel, 2012). Go2Films.
In Hebrew w/ English Subtitles Documentary
An impressive assemblage of home movies shot from the 1930s through the 1970s are strung together to form a mesmerizing history that documents a living memory of Palestine and Israel's formation. Rescued from oblivion in drawers, basements and attics, the 8mm, 16mm, and Super 8 footage chronicles daily family life unfolding alongside major historical events. Producer Arik Bernstein notes, “This is no official history. It’s not a left-wing look at history, or a right-wing look. These are personal histories — little moments that make up a whole and show something of who we are.” A truly unique, nostalgic, and emotional journey, this film is a must for anyone interested in Israel's past and future.