- All cinematheque content is available indefinitely
- Discounted rates apply to guest content
October 1973 would have been the original commercial release date of this documentary which follows David Ben Gurion in his twilight years whilst offering viewers a rare glimpse of the places, people, and events that shaped both his life and the future Jewish State, from the day he immigrated to Palestine back in 1906, onwards. However, the war that then broke out changed the face of the nation, as well as the fate of the film that would spend the next 42 years shelved and collecting dust. It was only in 2015 that the estate of late film producer, Zvi Spielmann decided it was time to step in and take over. They got their hands on the 16mm rolls of film which they then had restored, before finally releasing the film to the general public. The film reveals a series of fascinating encounters with a range of statesmen including Yigael Yadin, Ariel Sharon, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Teddy Kollek, as well as the 1973 Yom Kippur War’s tragic heroes – Golda Meir and Moshe Dayan. In the film, director Simon Hesera also uses rare archive footage in which Ben Gurion is seen with the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Harry S, Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhauer, John F. Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, and many more. English subtitles.
We recommend that you view the website in vertical mode.
It seems that you have not yet verified your email address, which is why signup has not been completed. Now is the time to open the email we’ve sent you and click on the link inside.
We’ve just sent you an email!
To verify your email address, you must click on the link we sent you within the next 24 hours. in the meantime, carry on enjoying the site content!
This option is only available to registered users.
Registration is free and recommended for everyone – Registered users can save and rate films, write and share personal reviews, and lots more.
Orphaned Work Disclaimer
All rights are reserved to the Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israeli Film Archive (RA) and copyright holders. The use of works on the website for non-individual, and non-personal purposes is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. H-2007. The rights holders in this work are entitled to request a cessation of the use of the work through a written application, accompanied by supporting references to the Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israeli Film Archive (RA)
Standard Work Disclaimer
All rights are reserved to the Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israeli Film Archive (RA) and the rights holders of the works. Any use of works on the website for non-individual and non-personal purposes is strictly prohibited without prior, written permission.