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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

Comrade Dov


Screening Information

Toronto Premiere
June 1

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2019
Running Time 75 MIN
Languages Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles English
Director Barak Heymann
Theme Israel

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Goddamned Communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi. Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his thirteen-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’. His advocacy of socialist and democratic values harken back to the ideals that helped build the nation, but they also make him the enemy of powerful detractors. Director Barak Heymann (winner of the David A. Stein Award for Lone Samaritan) has followed Khenin throughout his thirteen years in parliament, creating a film that examines the wounds of contemporary Israeli society. Comrade Dov is a surprising, thought-provoking portrait of a unique politician who refuses to give up.

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Barak Heymann to take place on Tuesday, June 2nd at 3pm
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