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
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
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.”