SELECTED SCREENINGS

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (1999)

Yakov Ben Dov came to Jerusalem from the Ukraine in 1907 with little more than a still camera to his name. He became one of the most accomplished filmmakers of his time, capturing the momentous events of his country. Ben Dov made his first documentary film General Allenby Enters Jerusalem: The Liberation of Judea which was aimed at the diaspora community to promote emigration.

This eloquent portrait of an early cinema pioneer mingles astounding documents of early twentieth century Jerusalem with images of contemporary Israel.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

“A poetic and melancholy homage to a passionate pioneer of cinema."
-San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

"Graceful and evocative..." -Jewish Bulletin

"Yakov Ben Dov, photographer and filmmaker extraordinaire, may be the true unsung hero of the founding of the state of Israel.” –San Francisco Jewish Bulletin

“A poetic and melancholy homage to a passionate pioneer of cinema.”
–Le Monde

Home Use DVD:
$29.95

Does not include Classroom or Library Use Rights or Public Performance Rights. More Information

Classroom/Library Use DVD: $195

Does not include Public Performance Rights. More Information

Digital Site Licensing (DSL) available - Contact us

Step down pricing for K-12 & public libraries may be available - Contact us

Arrange a screening - Contact us

Back to Top

Ben Dov: Images of a Dreamer
Yaacov Ben Dov, images d’un rêveur

France, 1999, 55 minutes Color/B&W
Hebrew & French with English subtitles
Directed by Alex Szalat

Buy Now

Public Exhibition formats: 16mm, Beta, DVD


 
Loading


BROWSE BY SUBJECT



CONNECT WITH NCJF

Join our mailing list!