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2019 | 75 MIN.
Hebrew, Arabic
Israel

COMRADE DOV festivals-awards

COMRADE DOV

Thought-provoking portrait of a unique politician, who refuses to give up, even as reality deals him one cruel blow after another.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Awards

  • Best Documentary at Warsaw Jewish Film Festival | Poland

 

Festivals

  • DocAviv (in competition) 2019 | Israel
  • Other Israel Film Festival 2019 | USA
  • Watch Docs 2019 | Poland
  • Festival Internacional Signos da Noite 2020 | Portugal
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 2020 | Canada
  • Seret International Film Festival 2020 | UK
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2020 | Canada
synopsis

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

credits
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
press

★★★★
Israel Today

★★★★★
Time Out

★★★★
Haaretz

 

Haaretz | Netta Ahituv
“A beautiful, intimate, exciting and entertaining movie”
http://bit.ly/2Kuh94G

glz.co.il Radio | Rino Zror
“Great movie. A love song in pictures. Unforgettable scenes”
https://youtu.be/r5D0BQr2OZI

JewishCurrents | Mairav Zonszein
“Comrade Dov is compelling because Khenin himself is: a figure who refuses to give up hope, however hopeless the situation.”
https://jewishcurrents.org/one-of-us/

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Awards

  • Best Documentary at Warsaw Jewish Film Festival | Poland

 

Festivals

  • DocAviv (in competition) 2019 | Israel
  • Other Israel Film Festival 2019 | USA
  • Watch Docs 2019 | Poland
  • Festival Internacional Signos da Noite 2020 | Portugal
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 2020 | Canada
  • Seret International Film Festival 2020 | UK
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2020 | Canada
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