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Ma’abarot

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 84 min.
  • Director(s): Dina Zvi Riklis
  • Producer(s): Arik Bernstein

Synopsis

“Ma’abarot” is the first documentary project unfolding the story of the Israeli transit camps. The transit camps were a controversial enterprise, housing hundreds of thousands of new immigrants from different parts of the world, transitioning them into becoming part of the Israeli cultural tapestry. The film unravels the many stories of the camp residents, examining and discovering many surprising new details, shattering common stereotypes in the current Israeli discourse.

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Credits

Director(s)

Dina Zvi Riklis

Producer(s)

Arik Bernstein

Script

Shai Lahav

Cinematography

Eliran Knoler

Editor

Doron Djerassi, Or Lee Tal

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Sound Designer

Aviv Eldema

Narration

Yael Abecassis

Broadcaster

Kan 11

Historian and Content Editor

Hila Baharad

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Best Documentary Series
    Israel Academy for Television Awards
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Research for Documentary Series
    Israel Academy for Television Awards
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Photo Editing for Documentary Series
    Israel Academy for Television Awards
    2020
  • WINNER

    Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary Film
    Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
    2021

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2021

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2021

Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris , France , 2021

Michigan State University , USA , 2020

Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival , USA , 2020

Washington Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

Montreal Israeli Film Festival , Canada , 2020

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

The Brotherhood Synagogue , USA , 2020

Chicago Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

NY Sephardic Film Festival , USA , 2020

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival , Denmark , 2020

New York Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

Hartford Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

LA Israeli Film Festival , USA , 2019

Berlin Jewish Film Festival , Germany , 2019

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

The National Center for Jewish Film , USA , 2020

Concordia University , USA , 2020

Kolnoa CZ Film Festival , Czech Republic , 2020

Toronto Jewish Film Festival , Canada , 2020

Calgary Jewish Film Festival , Canada , 2020

Chicago Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

Boston Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

New Jersey Israeli Film Series , USA , 2020

Other Israel Film Festival , USA , 2020

Washington Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

San Diego Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2020

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