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The Samaritans: A Biblical People

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2023
  • 80 min.
  • Director(s): Moshe Alafi
  • Producer(s): Alafilm Productions


On Mount Gerizim, a community of 850 Samaritans and their 3,500-year-old biblical tradition struggle to survive. Endangered by the modern life surrounding them and strict customs on marriage within their religion, they try to prevent extinction and preserve the community, the Torah, and their Holy Mountain.

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Moshe Alafi


Alafilm Productions


Moshe Huri


Tamar Gan-Zvi

Original Music

Avi Balili

Sound designer

Yossi Rabinovitz

Festival Highlights

International Ethnographic Film Festival OKO, Ukraine, Official Selection, 2023

Chicago Jewish Film Festival, USA, Official Selection, 2023

Other Israel Film Festival, USA, Official Selection, 2023

Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel, Official Selection, 2023


  • "The Samaritans deserves the best compliment you can give to a documentary - when it's over you still want to see more. "
    - Mako