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A Green Chariot

  • Israel
  • Feature
  • 2005
  • 48 min.
  • Director(s): Gilad Goldschmidt
  • Producer(s): Mosh Danon, Yifat Prestelnik


Twenty two year-old Sasha’s greatest wish is to become an Israeli.
He has become religious, changed his name to Yair and speaks only in Hebrew – even when he is addressed in Russian. He has completely cut himself off from his Russian past, including his father and his Russian friends. Now, Yair is about to marry his Israeli girlfriend.
But when Yair receives a package from his aunt in the Ukraine, his world is shaken. Something inside challenges everything Yair believes about himself and the person he’s tried to become. The revelation forces him to confront his religious beliefs and journey back to the Russian identity he has fought to suppress.

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Gilad Goldschmidt


Mosh Danon, Yifat Prestelnik


Ori Ravid, Gilad Goldschmidt, Uzi Weil


Uri Akerman


Shimrit (Shish) Ronen

Original Music

Issar Shulman


Vitali Freidland, Daniella Wircer, Pavel Tsitrinel, Lucy Dubinchik

Original Language

Hebrew, Russian


English, Spanish


Channel 2 Israel


Reshet T.V, Israeli Channel 2, Gesher Foundation for Multi-Cultural Films, Avichai Foundation

Festival Highlights

  • Winner

    Silver Remi Award
    Houston Worldfest International Film Festival
  • Winner

    Special Prize
    Religion Today Film Festival
  • Nomination

    Best Actor
    Shanghai International TV Festival

Toronto Israeli Film Festival , Canada, 2010

Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2009

Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2008

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2007

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007

Seattle Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007

Religion Today International Film Festival, Italy, 2006

Mursia International Film Festival, Spain, 2006

Chicago Israeli Film Festival , USA, 2006

San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006

Bradford Film Festival, Museum of Film and Television, United Kingdom, 2006

Shanghai TV Festival, China, 2006

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2005

Golden Wanut International Film Festival, Serbia, 2005

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2005

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  • "Engaging and thought-provoking."
    - The Jewish Channel