Maybe the new Israeli government, that is supposed to be a more understanding and supportive government for the Jewish communities living in Yehuda and Shomron, will be more supportive of us in our efforts to produce and promote movies and tv programs that give a truer picture of life in Israel, for all residents of this special land, including the ones who live in Yehuda and Shomron – like this tv series we are in the process of looking for funding for (this is link to interview with the producer/director of Givah (Hill) 769).
What do you think? Do you think there is there a chance we can get public funds to support our hard work at 12Tribe Films Foundation to promote our projects that are more understanding and supportive of Israelis that live in Yehuda and Shomron and their stories?
I’d love to hear your opinion.
That is the Headline of the CNN coverage on “Hill 769
” broadcast tonight worldwide.
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Israelis deserve to see television which connects them to their heritage.
They deserve to the land where their incredible history took place
They deserve a chance to see the beauty of their land
They deserve a chance to meet the incredible people who are willing to sacrifice everything they have for their people.
We will give Israelis a chance to reconnect to their roots
The land, the people, the history, archeology, the music, the spirituality, but mostly the incredible human drama and stories which takes place there.
To sign up for more information about the online TV series: www.12tribefilms.org/hill769
Opposite all the incitement
We want to tell the real story about what is happening in Yesha
(Jerusalem, Dec. 2nd, 2008) – The first online television series ever to be based on current events in Judea and Samaria is to be launched this month. The show, called Hill 769, takes place in an imaginary outpost in the Samarian Mountains and stars actors from Samaria itself. The first three episodes of the series have already been produced and more are on the way.
Jerusalemite Yehezkel Laing, a graduate of the Maaleh Film School and Nissan Nativ Acting School, is the director of the series. “From the deep Biblical and spiritual history of the area to the present day return and struggle to hold on to the land in the face of massive opposition, Yesha provides a virtual goldmine of exciting storytelling. There is so much natural human drama that takes here I am surprised no one thought of it before,” says Laing. “The show intends to be an interesting combination of many genres: drama and action with a heavy dose of humor.”
“I think people are tired of the Hollywood imitations coming out of Tel Aviv and are looking for something more Jewish, more Israeli,” says Laing. “I believe people want culture which connects them to their roots instead of alienates them from them it and that is what we hope to provide. We are excited to bring a new and different voice to the Israeli entertainment scene.” The series will be broadcast on the Arutz Sheva website with a new episode appearing every seven days.
“In light of the increasing media attacks against the residents of Judea and Samaria I think this project is timelier than ever. But all this work requires a lot of money. I hope there are Jewish philanthropists out there who recognize the importance of providing alternative voices in the Israeli media who will lend their resources to forwarding this important project.
Click here to sign up for updates about this new online show
For more information:
Avi Abelow Yechezkel Laing