Maya Weinberg

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Write Down, I am an Arab
"Write Down, I am an Arab" tells the story of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet and one of the most influential writers of the Arab world. His writing shaped Palestinian identity and helped galvanize generations of Palestinians to their…
Before the Revolution - The Untold Story of the Israeli Paradise in Iran
During the 60's and 70's thousands of Israelis are living in Tehran, enjoying a special relationship with the Shah and his dictatorial rule. Protected by large arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israeli community enjoy a wealthy and luxurious…
Lady Kul el Arab - An Israeli-Arab Beauty Pagent
Angelina, the first Druze woman to attempt significant steps in the Israeli fashion world, finds herself in the middle of a complicated conflict in which the tradition and values of her society clash with her brave efforts to choose her…
Shahida: Brides of Allah - Women Incarcerated for Terrorist Acts
The film chronicles the lives of women who are serving time in prison for complicity in terrorist attacks in Israel. The intimate portrait, filmed over the course of two years, tries to uncover the motivations behind the actions of these…
Sayed Kashua - Forever Scared - An Israeli-Arab Author
Sayed Kashua, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, is one of the leading authors and journalists known for his books and humoristic columns in Hebrew. "I'm scared of cars, of dogs, of snakes; I'm scared of airplanes, helicopters, tanks and soldiers.…
Almost Friends - A Story of Friendship in Israel
Two girls meet online. Samar, 12, has an Arab Israeli mother and a Palestinian father from the Occupied Territories. She lives in Lod, a mixed city marred by poverty and crime. Linor, 11, was born in Gush Katif in the…
I Shot my Love - An Israeli-German Gay Romance
Seventy years after his grandfather escapes from Nazi Germany to Palestine, Israeli documentary director Tomer Heymann returns to the country of his ancestors to present his film "Paper Dolls" at the Berlin International Film Festival, and there meets a man…
Lone Samaritan - Faith and Independent Identity
The Samaritans, a tiny religious sect, are dying out. But they still maintain extremely harsh rules against assimilation: if you leave the fold, you and your family are as good as dead. Israeli actress Sophie Tzedaka is one such woman.…
It Kinda Scares Me - A Theater Class for Disaffected Israeli Youth
It Kinda Scares Me is a gritty, funny documentary about a drama coach and the "delinquent" boys he teaches. In their world, bravado is everything and Friday nights are for getting into fights. Tomer Heymann, both filmmaker and drama coach,…
Bird in the Room - An Israeli Family of Poets
Two poets, father and daughter, in a dangerous game of words. The mysterious life and death of Tirza Atar (1941-1977) - the daughter of poet Nathan Alterman, one of the all-time paragons of Israeli and Jewish culture. Atar composed hundreds…
Twice Orphaned - Holocaust Survivors' Last Battle
Avraham, Ziggy, Schreiber, and Robinson form the uncrowned governing council of the "Teheran Children". The four represent 217 Holocaust orphans who are now bringing legal action against the State of Israel for monies received from Germany for their rehabilitation. In…
The Queen Has No Crown - The Politics of Belonging, Displacement, and Sexuality in Israel
Tomer Heymann's poignant meditation on family, loss, and the mental maps of homelessness. The film navigates the intimate lives of 5 brothers and their mother, as they experience the pains of exile and the joys of family bonding. Three of…
Winding - The Yarkon River - Nature and Politics in Israel
WINDING presents the untold story of the most infamous river in Israel, the Yarkon, as it meanders through a politicized landscape and flows through the heart of Israeli society. Exploring the interplay between society, politics and nature Winding presents the…