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Pepe’s Last Battle

Directed by: Michael Alalu
60 Minutes, 2016

Pepe Alalu, age 69, one of the left-secular leaders in Jerusalem, is running for mayor. In a divided city that is becoming more religious and right wing, he knows his chances are low. Still, he believes that his run is important as an idealistic alternative and a ray of hope for the insecure future of the Israeli left-wing. His son, Michael, age32, the director of the film, decides to help Pepe in his fight against windmills. Though there is a huge gap between father and son, the two will begin to bridge their differences in the course of the election campaign and finally reach an understanding.