The story of Israel’s first fifty years of statehood, TKUMA brings to the screen the tragedies and joyful milestones of Israel’s first half century: the ingathering of the exiles as the fledgling state becomes a haven for Jews around the world.
Dramatic, personal accounts and documentary footage of the wars fought over five decades, along with rare behind-the-scenes insights into Israel’s efforts to make peace. Who is a Jew? Israel wrestles with its national identity. Israel’s economic revolution takes the country from the orange to the computer chip in a few years. The story of the people, places and spirit of Israel in its first fifty years.
Originally a 22 hour documentary series produced by The Israel Broadcasting Authority, which told the remarkable story of this miracle called the State of Israel, was now made into an English six program extract on DVD.
As dramatic as the history of Israel, this set of movies reflects the key events and decisive milestones that molded the young state. Fifty years of struggle, achievements, wars, dreams, crises and moments of happiness.
The series combines a variety of archival materials, newsreels, documentary and feature films. It also features eyewitness accounts with people who participated in the events, sharing their personal recollections.
A sequel to the pre-state Pillar of Fire series, TKUMA expresses the essence of Israel and what it means to be Israeli: who we are, what we are, what we dreamed of becoming, what we achieved and what we hope we will be.
Divided into six one-hour presentations on 2 DVD’s, it is an excellent educational tool not only for schools, but for any individual who wishes to understand the miracle of the state of Israel.
Episode 1: The conflict
Episode 2: The ingathering
Episode 3: The people’s Army
Episode 4: Whose state? Whose religion?
Episode 5: The economic revolution
Episode 6: future peace. Next war Original music by Shlomo Gronich
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