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2019 | 75 MIN.
Hebrew, Arabic
Israel

COMRADE DOV synopsis

COMRADE DOV

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

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

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
  • 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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