Israeli State and Society Through the Documentary Lens: Series

Photo of 3 Documentary Posters
Event Time
4:00 PM
Danny Ben Moshe


Event Details


Israeli State and Society Through the Documentary Lens: Series

Mondays, 4pm-5pm PDT

Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.

This series explores different issues in Israel society, and different parts of Israeli society, seen through three outstanding documentaries that transcend media headlines and delve into the lives of everyday Israelis – and Palestinians.

Three documentaries have been especially curated that provide intimate access to individuals and communities. Their stories are both personal and compelling and also illuminate the broader condition of Israel’s state and society.

Following online home screenings of the films there will be a zoom discussion by award-winning documentary filmmaker and academic Dr. Danny Ben-Moshe ( who will discuss both the subject matter of the films and the style and approach of the film’s documentary storytelling.

The Films (please note that all registrants are responsible for accessing and viewing the films before each session)

Life in Stills

A tender story between a grandmother, her grandson and their little photography shop in Tel Aviv and the photographs that tell the history of Israel.

Precious Life

A powerful human story about a Palestinian family who bring their young sick child to a Tel Aviv hospital for life saving treatment, and how the conflict is both overcome yet manifest in this setting.


Left-wing Israeli filmmaker Iris Zaki heads to Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank to talk to the locals. The honest, surprising and sometimes funny conversations offer a fresh look at how the left and right in Israel perceive each other and themselves.


Event Contact
Contact Name
The Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 400-1572
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