1. PACHA MAMA

    Scriptwriter and Director - Asaffa Peled
    Cinematography - Eytan Harris
    Editor - Sara Salomon
    Sound - Itay Elohav
    producers - Matar Plus - Israel
    Israel, 2001, 61 min. English Subs.

    An Israel Documentary Film Project Award Winner of 2001

    A story about Tyohar, a young Israeli guru that was selling posters in Japan and was a famous trance DJ in Goa until one day he declared himself as the enlightened one. In the year 2000, he founded "Pacha Mama", a commune on the pacific shore of Costa Rica."Pacha Mama" reveals various aspects of the spiritual search.

    המואר
    תסריט ובימוי - אספה פלד
    צילום - איתן חריס
    עריכה - שרה סולומון
    מקליט - איתי אלוהב
    הפקה - מטר פלוס
    ישראל, 2001, 61 דקות

    זוכה בפרס פרויקט קולנוע תיעודי לשנת 2001

    כמו עשרות אלפי צעירים מישראל יצא משה קסטיאל למזרח אחרי השחרור מצה"ל. ב 1996 החל את דרכו הרוחנית בעקבות הגורו אושו וקיבל את השם טיוהר. באחד הימים, תוך כדי נסיעה במונית הוא חווה על פי עדותו הארה. בשנת 2000 הקים טיוהר קומונה על חוף האוקינוס השקט בקוסטה ריקה, וסחף אחריו מאמינים מכל העולם שעזבו את הנוחות המערבית וויתרו על הצלחה חומרית ומעמד חברתי כדי לשהות במחיצתו. על רקע טבע פראי ונוף עוצר נשימה, עוקב הסרט אחרי טיוהר, מואר מזן חדש

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  2. The film chronicles the daily life of two Palestinian middle-class professionals who live in the shadow of "The Wall" in the greater Jerusalem area.

    THE CONCRETE CURTAIN is a sequel to THE WALL which I made a year earlier for Dutch TV.

    Photography: Eytan Harris.
    Editor: Simon Bunt.
    Director: Benny Brunner.

    Produced by Benny Brunner for Xela Films.
    In coproduction with LASSO Film & TV Production.

    Year: 2004-5.
    Duration: 76 minute.

    Festivals: Palestine Film Festival, London 2005; Arab Film Festival, San Francisco 2005.

    Screenings: various cinemas in Holland and Belgium 2005; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem cinematheques 2006.

    My filmography: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/bennybrunner

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  3. 6 OPEN, 21 CLOSED

    FIPA D'OR for Best Documentary at Nice International Television Festival 1995
    SILVER WOLF for Best Documentary at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 1995
    SPECIAL MENTION Jerusalem International Film Festival 1994

    Written & Directed by Amit Goren
    Producers: Amit Goren – Eytan Harris
    Camera: Eytan Harris
    Editor: Tali Halter-Shenkar
    Sound: Amir Boverman
    Original Music: Doron Shenkar
    Research: Sigal Bar-Nir

    Produced on commission for Tel-Ad Channel 2
    with support from the New Foundation for Cinema & Television
    and the Cinema Project-the Tel Aviv Foundation for Culture & Art

    Synopsis

    Beer Sheva Prison blends so well in the surrounding desert scenery that it's easy to ignore its existence. But those familiar with life beyond its walls have called it "A Living Hell." In 1991 disciplinary measures were enforced by Prison Commander Ron Levkovitch in order to regain control of a prison effectively run by its inmates. The wards turned into a "slaughterhouse" as inmates responded by cutting themselves. The staff retaliated with tear gas and transferred dominant inmates to other prisons. Two years later Beer Sheva Prison is seemingly under control, but inside the wards inmates vent their resentment - "people here are walking Scud missiles, armed with anger and frustration." Levkovitch is about to finish his term of command and the arrival of his replacement - Shlomo Tweezer, causes tension among the prison's population. Will the inmates rebel in defiance of the new commander or will they grant him a period of grace? Tweezer, who grew up in the slums of Beer Sheva and commanded other penitentiaries is familiar with the prison's population. He believes the best way to run a prison is by creating a direct and ongoing dialogue with the inmates. What will now happen to Amnon who wants to marry and seeks a rehabilitation program after 17 years in prison? Can Patrick, locked up for 23 hours a day, be granted more freedom? Will Ben-Haim be allowed to share a cell with his father who is serving a life sentence? Beer Sheva Prison during the summer of '93. Six months inside a closed and desolate world where an hour is sometimes an eternity.

    Israel 1994 | Length: 62 mins. | Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

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  4. "66 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR TOURISM"
    A film by Amit Goren

    "Do you know why it wasn't worth it? Because my children are torn between two worlds. I am angry, really angry, because we've created this situation!". That's how my mother summarizes 25 years in America. In 1966, when I was nine years old, my parents emigrated from Israel to New York with my two brothers and I. In our home the issue of our immigration was a constant source of conflict between our parents and we were never quite sure whether we should embrace or reject our new country. Twenty five years later my brothers and I each define our personal and national identity in strikingly different terms. While travelling between my current home in Tel Aviv and my family's home in the USA, I find myself engaged in an emotional journey that raises questions about immigration and assimilation, identity and belonging, along a trail of one family's wandering - Alexandria, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and New York.

    "The Wolgin Award" for Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival 1992
    "The Israeli Oscar" for Best Documentary 1992
    Selected "Best Documentary" at "Das Kleine Fernsehspiel"- ZDF German Television 1992

    "A treasure…A personal journey written with a sensitive and light touch, turning every
    sentence into a gem."| Sueddeutsche Zeitung
    "A funny, intimate study of family ties unraveled by the process of immigration…"
    The London Times
    "Artfully phtographed and constructed |The New York Times
    "Fresh, clever and painful" |The Jerusalem Report
    "A wonderful, heart warming, exceptionally sensitive film" |Yediot Achronot

    Israel 1992 / 72 minutes / English and Hebrew with English subtitles

    Screenplay, Production and Direction: Amit Goren
    Camera: Eytan Harris
    Editing: Tali Halter-Shenkar
    Music: Yoav Goren
    Sound Design: Ofer Webman
    On-Line Editing: Adi Binyaminov

    Produced on Commission for ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Commissioning Editor Hans Kutnewsky, supported by Cinema Project – Yehoshua Rabinovitch Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts, The Israeli Film Center - The Ministry of Industry and Trade, The National Council for Culture and Art – The Ministry of Education and Culture and The Ministry for Absorption of Immigration.

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  5. For the weeks of August 27 and September 3, Salaam Shalom: Report on Palestine/Israel will air “The Great Book Robbery,” a fim by Benny Brunner (it comes to us courtesy of the Al Jazeera’s news magazine “Witness”). The film documents the theft of tens of thousands of Palestinian books and manuscripts by Jewish officials after ethnic cleansing operations by Israeli forces in 1948-49. 750,000 Palestinians became refugees during the war for Palestine and hundreds of their villages were destroyed. Their books and manuscripts—labeled “Abandoned Property”—were systematically looted by Jewish librarians and others who followed in the wake of conquering Jewish soldiers. Most were deposited in Israel’s National Library. If you are interested in a detailed expose of this act of cultural genocide, please read “Overdue Books: Returning Palestine’s ‘Abandoned Property’ of 1948” by Adalah-NY activist and school librarian Hannah Mermelstein. You can find it at: thegreatbookrobbery.org/overdue-books-returning-palestine%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cabandoned-property%E2%80%9D-1948-hannah-mermelstein. This edition will also feature two testimonials by Jewish soldiers who served in the occupied territories, recorded by Breaking the Silence. Special thanks to Danny Weiss, our technical producer, Jamie Brooks, VTJP webmaster and Bill Coil, co-producer. You can watch the program on public access stations in Vermont on the days and times listed below, and you can stream it on VIMEO: vimeo.com/48141495.

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