The Child Within Me

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2023
  • 90 min.
  • Director(s): Eti Aneta, Yaniv Amoday
  • Producer(s): Kastina Communication - Tzipi Baider


Yehuda Poliker, one of Israel’s musical giants – in a retrospective meeting of his own life – stares calmly into the camera; sometimes with longing, sometimes with regret, but mostly lovingly. He watches rare archival footage, some of which are never-before seen family home-videos. At times, he joins in on the guitar, accompanying that same stuttering, insecure young man looking back at him from the screen, or his parents singing Greek songs, and sometimes, he just sits silently and reminisces. In conversation with his friend, Eti Aneta Segev, images from Poliker’s life join one another, while his touching music plays in the background. The images spark memories that transport us freely between the different junctures of his life.

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Eti Aneta, Yaniv Amoday


Kastina Communication - Tzipi Baider


Eti Aneta, Shira Arad


Itzik Portal


Shira Arad

Original Language

Hebrew, Greek


Hebrew, English


Eran Litvin, Yuval Niv

Sound Design

Keren Or Biton, Rei Elbaz

Supporters & Broadcasters

Yes Docu, Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Avihai Foundation, Maimonides Fund

Festival Highlights

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel, Opening Film, 2023