Documentary films take the spotlight

The Israeli Forum of Documentary Filmmakers will award prizes for excellence in both documentary and feature filmmaking tonight.

September 3, 2009 12:03
Documentary films take the spotlight

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The Israeli Forum of Documentary Filmmakers will award prizes for excellence in both documentary and feature filmmaking tonight. Of 82 projects that entered the competition 19 were selected by the judges for the final stage. At the the ceremeony, which is being held for the fourth year running, veteran TV and radio personality Tal Berman will announce the winners in four categories: Best Full-Length Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Debut Film and Best Television Documentary. Among the films vying for the honors are Hagilgul, which won Best Documentary Film accolades at the Haifa Film Festival last year and Shitat Hashakshuka, veteran journalist Miki Rosenthal's controversial portrayal of the problematic relationship between Israel's oligarchy and its political system. Another interesting contestant is Ela Alterman's Dubek, Palestinian Jew, a portrait of Dov Weinstock of the settlement of Alon Shevut and his dedication to erecting a memorial site to commemorate the death of his son Yitzhak at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. The ceremony will be aired on Channel 1 at 10:35 p.m.

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