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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

Israel | 90 minutes | 2021

The Raft

Southeast US Premiere

From the director of Maktub, one of Israel's biggest box office sensations, comes a coming-of-age story for the entire family. In an incredibly rare feat, Israel’s soccer team has won a critical match and is now vying for a chance to reach the World Cup. But due to increased security measures, it's decided to move the game to the island of Cyprus instead. Four adolescent Israeli kids, who are diehard soccer fans, are not going to miss this game for anything in the world. Inspired by the mythological journey of Kon-Tiki, they decide to build a raft on their own and cross the Mediterranean Sea to attend the fateful game. During their perilous journey, their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they get a taste of first love and discover things about themselves that they didn't know existed. Their innocent adventure evolves into a coming-of-age journey which they will never forget.

Director's Bio

Directed by Oded Raz

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Oded Raz is an Israeli TV and film director. He is best known for directing Maktub, which originally premiered at the 2018 Miami Jewish Film Festival and went on to be one of the biggest grossing films ever in Israel. He also directed Israel’s most successful children's TV series, Galis, which ran for seven seasons. The Raft is Oded's fourth feature film.

Cast and Credits


Oded Raz


Yonatan Bar-Ilan, Daniel Kotz, Amikam Kovner


David Stragmeister


Michal Paran, Sergio Liberman


Anna Zak, Omer Dahan, Idan Shakroka, Shahaf Carmel

Film Info






90 minutes


Hebrew with English subtitles
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