The Hebrew Super Hero

Directed By: Shaul Betser and Asaf Galay / 55 Minutes
Israel / 2015 / Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Adventure; Comedy; Other; Sci-Fi\Fantasy

Original Title: גיבור העל העברי


In this rare energetic cinematic treat, filmmakers Shaul Betser and Asaf Galay trace the little-known history of Israeli comics — from the medium’s humble and messy roots to the modern day characters created by Dudu Geva, Rutu Modan and Etgar Keret. Often imitating American comics, artists redefined the superhero for Israeli and Jewish contexts. Featuring brilliant uses of animation and interviews with many of these artists, this film is a must for comic book fans and followers of Israeli indie culture.

“The Hebrew Superhero is an supremely entertaining new documentary about the strange history and dynamic reality of Israeli comics.”
Tablet Magazine

Read about the film : Whither the Israeli Superhero?-A new documentary traces the history of Israeli comics By Liel Leibovitz in Tablet Magazine