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THE JEWISH UNDERGROUND
by Shai Gal
This rare documentary retraces the moment in history when a terrorist plot to blow up the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine in Jerusalem, was prevented. A moment that could have sparked a nuclear war in the Middle East, Director Shai Gal interviews those involved; from members of the Jewish Underground, a right-wing terrorist organisation, to the Israeli secret service.
Tracing the events in the form of a detective story and using interviews with key figures including the perpetrators, who claim they have nothing to hide, Gal builds an account of this potentially catastrophic event.
This political thriller goes on to expose how the members of this Isreali right-wing terrorist organisation have now paved their way into the heart of Israel’s current power.
Director: Shai Gal
Production: Kobi Nussbaum - July August Productions
Executive Producer: Lisa Shiloach & Amit Stretiner - July August Productions
Cinematography: Uriel Sinai, Ram Shweky, Eyal Ben Yaish, Daniel Kedem
Editing: Erez Laufer
Sound: Tully Chen
Sound Design: Rei Elbaz
Music: Shmulik Noifeld, Roi Noifeld
Screenplay: Shai Gal
DIRECTOR - SHAI GAL
Shai Gal is an Israeli investigative TV journalist and filmmaker known for The Jewish Underground (2017). Gal grew up on a kibbutz, where he discovered his journalistic curiosity by accidentally overhearing some of the sessions his psychologist mother had with her patients.
After 13 years as a reporter for Channel 2 News, Gal is now a correspondent on the award-winning, prime time investigative TV show “Uvda” (“Fact” in Hebrew). Over the years, his in-depth reporting has often had an impact on events in Israel: his profile on Naama Margolese, an 8-year-old girl terrorized by ultra-Orthodox men in Beit Shemesh in 2011, led to a backlash that resulted in hundreds of thousands demonstrating. A heart-wrenching story he aired on poverty among Israel Defense Forces soldiers was credited with improving their conditions.
CPH:DOX 2018〡IDFA 2018〡DOCAVIV 2018〡ATLANTA JEWISH FF 2019
- The Jerusalem Post
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