Scene from the film Izkor: Slaves of Memory
Scene from the film Izkor: Slaves of Memory
Scene from the film Izkor: Slaves of Memory
Scene from the film Izkor: Slaves of Memory
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Izkor: Slaves of Memory

  • Israel
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IZKOR, is a portrait of the Israeli society that has never been shown before, thirty days in the life of a State that lives to the rhythm of its memory. This award-winning film puts forward a passionate and severe analysis of the Hebrew state.

“IZKOR,” means "remember" in Hebrew and this film looks in depth at this imperative that is imposed on the children of Israel. In Israel during the month of April feast days and celebrations take place one after another. School children of all ages prepare to pay tribute to their country's past. The collective memory becomes a terribly efficient tool for the training of young minds.


  • Original title
    Izkor: Slaves of Memory
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Eyal Sivan
  • DOP
    Rony Katzenelson
  • Editing
    Jacques Cometz & Sylvie Pontoizeau
  • Sound
    Rémy Attal
  • Duration
    97 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • • PROCIREP PRIZE, Jury's Special Mention, FIPA, 1991
    • • INVESTIGATION PRIZE, Biennale Européenne du Documentaire, Marseille, 1991
    • • GOLD LENSE, Tel-Aviv, 1991 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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