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Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment

Directed by: Toby Perl Freilich
80 Minutes, 2011, Documentary

This documentary examines the 100-year history of Israel’s kibbutz movement, recreating its glorious past and chronicling its recent decline. The kibbutz movement was a successful experiment in pure communism, but can it keep going? Can it get through the trails of being radically socialist in a capitalist world? The film focuses on the heartbreak and hope of the modern kibbutz as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival.


Director: Toby Perl Freilich

Producer: Producer: Toby Perl Freilich

Distributor: First Run Features

Distributor: New Yorker Films