Synopsis: The transit camps were a controversial enterprise, housing hundreds of thousands of new immigrants from different parts of the world, transitioning them into becoming part of the Israeli cultural tapestry. The transit camps period (1948- 1952~), although affecting the Israeli society until these very days, is forgotten from public consciousness.
The film “Ma’abarot” is the first documentary project unfolding the story of the transit camps in a thorough and comprehensive way, unraveling the many stories of the camp residents, examining and discovering many surprising new details, shattering common stereotypes in the current Israeli discourse.
AVAILABLE FOR 48 HRS STARTING AUGUST 26th AT 6:00 PM
Yael and Amnon Landan
Effy and Richard Weisfield
Anat and Mark Kremer
The Ambassador’s Wife (2016) – director
Three Mothers (2006) – director
Purple Lawns (1998) – director
Dreams of Innocence (1992) – director