IZKOR, Slaves of Memory 1990

  • 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 1990
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Eyal Sivan
  • Dir. of Photo.
    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


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