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Apples and Oranges

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • 80 / 52 min.
  • Director(s): Yoav Brill
  • Producer(s): Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait


Kibbutz volunteering began in an eclipse. The idealistic and rebellious 1960s generation was charmed by the old communist ideology as it came to life in the Israeli Kibbutz. The 1967 Six-Day War attracted a wave of support for Israel that the Kibbutz Movement saw as a miracle. When travel agencies started selling “Kibbutz Volunteering” packages, it was clear that volunteering also became a profitable business. The Kibbutz found itself facing unfamiliar phenomenon – drugs, alcohol and marriage with non-Jewish volunteers.
During the 1980s, unemployment across Europe secured a steady number of volunteers, but now Israel was no longer the same country. The war in Lebanon and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict forced the volunteers to face a new question – does supporting the Kibbutz mean supporting the state of Israel?

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Yoav Brill


Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait


Nadav Ben Zur


Yoav Brill, Ron Goldman

Original Language

Hebrew, English


Hebrew, English


Yogev Glusman


Daniela Reiss Razon

Festival Highlights

Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany, 2022

Winnipeg Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2022

Montreal Israeli Film Festival, Canada, 2022

Israfest Foundation (LA Israeli Film Festival), USA, 2022

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2022

New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2022

Seattle Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2022

Boston Jewish Film Festival Israeli Film Festival, USA, 2022

Concordia University, Canada, 2022

Sacramento Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2022

Vera Filmfestival, Finland, 2022

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2022

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2021

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