Thought-provoking portrait of a unique politician, who refuses to give up, even as reality deals him one cruel blow after another.
Goddamned communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi.
It seems Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his 13-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’.
For years, director Barak Heymann has been following this leading legislator, creating a film that examines the open wounds of contemporary Israeli society: from the forced removal of the residents of Givat Amal to turbulent meetings of the Knesset’s Finance Committee, and down to the violent events at Umm al-Hiran.
Comrade Dov is a surprising, thought-provoking portrait of a unique politician, who refuses to give up even as reality deals him one cruel blow after another
Director & Producer: BARAK HEYMANN Co- Director: URI LEVI Editing: NILI FELLER Cinematography: URI LEVI, BARAK HEYMANN Original Music: OPHIR LEIBOVITCH Sound Design & Mix: AVIV ALDEMA With the support of: YES Docu | The Israeli New Fund for Cinema and Television | The Ministry of Culture & Sport - The Israeli Film Council
Haaretz | Netta Ahituv
“A beautiful, intimate, exciting and entertaining movie”
glz.co.il Radio | Rino Zror
“Great movie. A love song in pictures. Unforgettable scenes”
JewishCurrents | Mairav Zonszein
“Comrade Dov is compelling because Khenin himself is: a figure who refuses to give up hope, however hopeless the situation.”