“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.
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

Involved Broadcasters

Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation

World Sales


History, Human Interest / Social Issues, Politics, Social Issues