“Ma’abarot” is the first documentary project unfolding the story of the Israeli transit camps. The transit camps were a controversial enterprise, housing hundreds of thousands of new immigrants from different parts of the world, transitioning them into becoming part of the Israeli cultural tapestry. The film unravels the many stories of the camp residents, examining and discovering many surprising new details, shattering common stereotypes in the current Israeli discourse.
Director: Dina Zvi Riklis
Producer: Arik Bernstein
Duration: 84 min.
Date of Release: 2019
Country of Production: Israel
Festivals & Awards
Israel Academy for Television Awards, Israel, 2020
Winner, Best Documentary Series, Winner, Best Research for Documentary Series, Winner, Best Photo Editing for Documentary Series
Chicago Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020
NY Sephardic Film Festival, USA, 2020
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020
Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, Denmark, 2020
New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2020
LA Israeli Film Festival, USA, 2019
Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany, 2019
Montreal Israeli Film Festival, Montreal, 2020
Winner, Audience Award for Best Documentary
Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation
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