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Zion, Auto-Emancipation

Directed by: Amos Gitai
110 Minutes, 1998

Noted Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai directs this documentary about the history of Zionism, focusing particularly on the life and work of Theodor Herzl, who founded the movement in 1897. Gitai features not only standard interviews with a number of historians and journalists, but also more lyrical imagery such as a woman reading the Old Testament over family photographs


Director: Amos Gitai

Producer: Paul Rozenberg

Cinematographer: Nurith Aviv