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Run Time: 104 minutes
“There is nothing harder than defining oneself.” So wrote Yitzhak Rabin in a letter. Now, 20 years after his assassination in 1995, Rabin is given the chance to do precisely that. This extraordinary documentary gathers together a wealth of video footage and personal correspondence. The result is a compelling story that encompasses the greater part of a tumultuous century. Born in 1922 to immigrant parents, Rabin quickly excelled and rose in his country's trust and esteem. From Israel's War of Independence and his days as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, to his two elections to Prime Minister of Israel, here is the very pageant of the 20th century's history as shaped and experienced by a remarkable man. Whether as a soldier, husband, father, or Nobel Peace Prize winner, RABIN IN HIS OWN WORDS offers a rare look at one of the most significant, passionate, divisive, and controversial men to walk the stage of world history. (In Hebrew with subtitles) –C.R.
Monday, April 04, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 11:20 AM
Jewish and Israeli Visions
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition
"Jimi Hendrix At Woodstock" (1993), "Edinboro Lo Mechaka Li" (1996), "Zehava Ben" (1997), "Mike Brant: Laissez-Moi T'aimer" (2002), "The Darien Dilemma" (2006), "One Day After Peace" (2012), RABIN IN HIS OWN WORDS (2015)
Orly Topel, Vivi Halpern