21 2020

Virtual Israeli Film Festival

Enjoy free award-winning Israeli films from the comfort of your home: June 21, 25 & 28.

June 21 Incitement (thriller)
In 1995, Yitzhak Rabin, the Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated by an ultranationalist, right-wing Zionist who opposed the leader’s signing of the Oslo Accords. Rabin’s murder was a definitive and infamous moment in the struggling peace process with Palestinians and also in Israel’s charged history—so much so that it has never been depicted in a feature film, until now.

Israeli-American filmmaker Yaron Zilberman sets out, with a rigorous, exacting gaze, to expose – through the eyes of Rabin’s assassin, Yigal Amir – the motivations that led to Rabin’s death. Set in the year preceding the incident, Zilberman’s meticulously crafted film explores Amir’s world, from his family home to his failed relationships to his radicalization on illegal settlements.

Instructions on how to screen this film will be posted at jccottawa.com a few days prior to each film.

Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural & Educational Program, Soloway JCC, JFO, Embassy of Israel in Canada, CICF