A Lion in Spring - Conversations with Lova Eliav - Shagrir Collection

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chapter 2 – Shulamin Aloni

 

Chapter 3 – Zeev Tzachor

 

Chapter 4 Benny Gantz

 

Chapter 5 – David Ohana

 

Chapter 6 – Itzik Turgeman

Description

Six conversations with Arieh Lova Eliav which relate to the variety of his activities over almost seven decades. Each episode is an hour of intimate conversation between Eliav and a different person connected to his life’s work. The guests range from author Eli Amir to politician Shulamit Aloni and the head of the IDF Benny Ganz. Eliav and his guest go through the various stations of his life as the most Zionist person in Israel – they visit Beit Berl and Nitzana, they go to the illegal immigrant camp in Atlit and stop by various important projects that he initiated. Archival footage from his life is interwoven.This series is a cultural document that salutes the important work of Lova Eliav over the year, and beyond that also touches on central topics such as education, closing the pay gap and instilling contemporary Zionist values. Eliav, who was a man of both the Hagana and the Aliya, is a man of education and democracy. He is a politician and a man who works for human rights. He was also a writer and a recipient of the Israeli prize. He passed away on May 30, 2010 in Tel Aviv.

This series is a cultural document that salutes the important work of Lova Eliav over the year, and beyond that also touches on central topics such as education, closing the pay gap and instilling contemporary Zionist values.

Production Details

Director: Boris Maftsir
Producer: Micha Shagrir
Original Idea: Micha Shagrir
Co-Producer: Yossi Frost
Production Company: Tapuz Communication Ltd.
Produced for: The Israeli Educational Television
Supported by: The Educational Center at the Berl Katznelson Foundation, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael
Cinematography (episodes 2,3,4,6): Meni Elias
Camera (episodes 2,3,4,6): Oded Horovitz
Camera (episodes 1,5): Motti Rozitzki, Itzik Ochana, Assi Ives
Editing: Boris Maftsir, Shlomo Hazan
Executive Producer: Smadar Keren
Musical advisor: Nachum Heiman
Sound (episodes 2,3,4,6): Tomer Blayer
Sound supervisor (episodes 1,5): Avishay Adi
Participants: Aryeh (Lova) Eliav, Eli Amir, Shulamit Aloni, Zeev Tzachor, Benny Gantz, Prof. David Ohana, Itzik Turgeman
Production country: Israel
Filming Location: Israel
Image: Color
Length: 6 episodes x 24 minutes
Languages: Hebrew
Available Formats: BETACAM, DVD

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