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The Films of Yaacov Ben Dov: Father of the Hebrew Cinema

Directed by: Yaacov Gross
30 Minutes, 1993

A chronicle of the intertwined history of the early days of Zionism and filmmaking in Palestine as shown through the telling portrait of filmmaker Yaakov Ben Dov. The helmer was the first Jewish settler in Palestine to register, on film, events from the point of view of the Zionist movement. His films were funded by major Zionist institutions, such as the Jewish National Fund and the Palestine Foundation.


Director: Yaacov Gross