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East Coast Premiere

Dayan: The First Family

Directed by Anat Goren

Israel | 90 minutes | 2019

Hebrew with English subtitles

From the Labor Party to the settlements, there is one Israeli family whose presence reaches across history, politics, and even the arts, and whose names are prominent in every aspect of the State since its inception. Its most famous son, Moshe, throughout his life and even decades after his death, still casts a giant shadow over the family, known as one of the most enigmatic in Israel. This is the first film ever to present the story of the Dayan family — aka "The Israeli Kennedys" — as five generations tell their saga, which is so intricately woven into the narrative of the State of Israel. With an overwhelming amount of talent, as well as depression and madness, Dayan family sons and daughters — the military personnel, the politicians, the poets, the directors, the writers, the rock stars and the others who couldn't take the toll of fame — voice their unique perspectives in this intimate, sometimes scandalous and often fascinating exploration of an Israeli dynasty that has lasted more than 100 years.

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Anat Goren studied at Koteret School of Journalism and currently lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is a writer, director, and producer known for the Israeli investigative program The Source.
Foreign Title Dayan HaMishpacha HaRishona
Director Anat Goren
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2019
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status East Coast Premiere
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Moshe Dayan, Yael Dayan, Yehonatan Geffen, Ruth Dayan
Sponsor(s)

Elliot & Deborah Levy, and Ronna & Mike Segal

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