Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

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A six-hour interview with David Ben-Gurion, one of modern history's greatest leaders, emerges from the obscurity of an archive where it has lain unrecognized for decades. It is 1968, and Ben-Gurion is 82 years old. He lives in the seclusion of his home in the desert, remote from all political discourse, which allows him a perspective on the Zionist enterprise. His introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his reflections provide a surprising vision for today's crucial decisions and for the future of Israel.

Shown at

  1. 17th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Budapesti Zsidó és Izraeli Filmfesztivál - 2017
  4. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  7. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  8. SERET the London Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2018

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  1. The May 1948 Vote that Made the State of Israel

    A long-accepted wisdom has it that just days before the state’s birth, its founders settled two burning issues in a pair of closely decided votes. The wisdom is half-wrong.

    Israel’s 70th anniversary, which falls on April 19 (by the Hebrew calendar), coincides with a resurgence of interest in David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founding father. In addition to new biographies, most notably by Anita Shapira (2014) and Tom Segev (Hebrew, 2018), the Ben-Gurion revival probably owes most to a 2016 film, Ben-Gurion, Epilogue, directed by Yariv Mozer. Made up mostly of excerpts from a long-lost film interview given by Ben-Gurion in 1968, during his twilight years, the documentary ran in Israeli theaters and on TV and was screened by almost every Jewish film festival worldwide.

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