The goal of the Festival is to show the face of Israel rarely seen in the media: a colorful, vibrant and multicultural country with gorgeous, sandy beaches; the non-stop vibration of Tel Aviv; the exotic mix of culture, good food, tens of thousands of expats, and the sacred & the profane in Jerusalem; sweaty excursions and then chilling in fresh water springs in the middle of the desert; faces, loves, trials & tribulations of daily life in Israel.
The first Israeli Documentary Film Festival in Stockholm in 2012, was a unique event in Scandinavia, meant to flourish into a tradition. The event took place at the Lederman Studiotheatre. The Festival was opened by Jurij Lederman, actor, director and owner of the Lederman Studiotheatre, and Benny Dagan, the ambassador of Israel in Sweden.
In 2014 we were back, bringing with us what was good from 2012, and improving what had to be improved. From then on, our name is doc.israel. We love it because it’s shorter, easier to write down and to remember, and expresses who we are very well.
This time we expanded our program to 2 days, and 5 of the best Israeli documentaries!
The festival was held for the 3rd time in March 2016. From this year on, we are not only bringing you the best documentaries, but the best fiction from Israel as well. Beside the newest award-winning films, we are starting to bring you the greatest Israeli classics, in case you miss them or missed them.
And if you think it can’t get any better, we are happy to announce that we’re back with the 4th festival in 2017, and we have officially moved to SF Rigoletto, one of the most prestigious cinemas in the heart of Stockholm.
doc.israel.2017 is organized in cooperation with Paideia folkhögskola, with the support of Israels Ambassad and Sionistiska Federationen.
|6th May, Saturday||7th May, Sunday|
|14:30 Ben Gurion, Epilogue||14:30 Ben Gurion, Epilogue|
|16:00 Shadow in Baghdad||15:45 Hummus! The Movie|
|17:10 Face to Face with Linda Abdul Aziz||17:15 Broken Hearts Club|
|18:30 AKA Nadia||18:45 Sabena Hijacking – My Version|
We are looking forward to seeing you at SF Rigoletto on May 6-7!