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The Hebrew Superheroes

Directed by: Asaf Galay, Shaul Betser, Gilat Parag
54 Minutes, 2015

In this rare energetic cinematic treat, filmmakers Shaul Betser and Asaf Galay trace the little-known history of Israeli comics — from the medium’s humble and messy roots to the modern day characters created by Dudu Geva, Rutu Modan and Etgar Keret. Often imitating American comics, artists redefined the superhero for Israeli and Jewish contexts. Featuring brilliant uses of animation and interviews with many of these artists, this film is a must for comic book fans and followers of Israeli indie culture.