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Menachem Begin: Peace and War
Directed by Levi Zini
Israel | 87 minutes | 2020
Hebrew with English subtitles
This powerful film was produced in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and presents a surprising and unfamiliar portrait of Israel’s sixth prime minister. Menachem Begin led Israel for six dramatic years, which produced waves that are still felt deeply within the fabric of Israel’s social and political landscape. During Begin’s one and a half terms in office, he faced a maelstrom of challenges and made a handful of fateful decisions that led both to creating peace and launching a war. In addition, he was the first Prime Minister to appoint Mizrahi Jews (from Arab countries) to important political positions, showing respect and appreciation for their cultures. The film merges rare archival footage shown for the first time, as well as current interviews with key figures during Menachem Begin’s time as Prime Minister.
Director Levi Zini will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in an extended conversation with the audience afterward.
|Countries of Production||Israel|
|Year of Presentation||2020|
|Language(s)||Hebrew with English subtitles|
|Premiere Status||World Premiere|
|Principal Cast||Menachem Begin|
Mikki & Morris Futernick, and Linda & Murray Laulicht