The Driving Spirit
Directed By: Mennora Hazani (First Feature Film) /
Israel / 2018 / Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Biography
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP, Prores/QT
Option for Live Appearance: Q&A
Name of guest: Mennora Hazani
Role of guest: Director & Producer
Original Title: Ruach Acheret
The fascinating story of the renewed Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria. The director, Mrs. Menora Hazani, embarks on a revealing journey with her father Benny Katzover and his pioneering friends. Together they unfold the unique story of how a small number of resolved & determined young men & women succeeded in making history, against all odds. The true motives, beliefs & inner strength of prominent leaders are revealed from an intimate perspective which transcends geographical & cultural boundaries.
Mrs. Menora Hazani is one of the few female artists and filmmakers residing in Judea and Samaria. She is religious woman with six blessed kids, who determinately creates documentaries against all odds. Her films portray the human spirit motivating people to change and create a new reality. She unfolds the stories of the Jewish settlers, who are known all over the world through discerning news reports, but their own unique point of view is rarely heard or understood. Hence, she often spotlights people in the cultural and geographical periphery and offers them a rare chance to finally be seen and heard.
Winner of International Award of Outstanding Excellence, International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary, Indonesia
Israel’s Female Directors Week, Israel