Hebrew Superheroes

Lying on the fringes of Israeli culture, comix have gradually grown in popularity and are now internationally enjoyed. In this energetic cinematic treat, filmmakers Shaul Betser and Asaf Galay trace the little-known history of Israeli comix—from the medium’s humble and messy roots to the modern day characters created by Dudu Geva, Rutu Modan and Etgar Keret. Often imitating American comics, many artists successfully redefined the superhero for Israeli and Jewish contexts. Featuring brilliant uses of animation and interviews with many of these artists, this is a must for comic book fans and followers of Israeli indie culture.

Original title:
Gibor Ha'al Ha'ivri
Year:
2015
Length:
54 minutes
Country:
Director:
Shaul Betser, Asaf Galay

Shown at

  1. 19th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  4. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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