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Azrieli Institute Film Series: Ma'abarot

First of three films

Date & time
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration is closed

Other dates

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Arik Bernstein, film director


This event is free


Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies


Csaba Nikolenyi



Film poster of Ma'abarot. Children walking on sand. Ma'abarot film poster

The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is proud to present a three-part movie series. The first film, Ma'abarot (84 minutes long) will be presented in Hebrew with English subtitles.

This film unveils one of the most controversial topics in the history of the Israeli state. Rare archival materials and testimonials of former residents tell the stories of the 'Ma'abarot' (refugee absorption camps meant to provide accommodation for the large influx of Jewish refugees in Israel in the 1950s).

Each film will be followed by a question and answer period with the film director, Arik Bernstein.

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