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Living for Tomorrow - Untold Stories by the Pioneering Women of Israel


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 53 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

This film is a moving tribute to the idealistic young women who settled the Israel Kibbutz in the early days of the movement. Made by the granddaughter of one of the pioneers, it brings to life the courage required to leave everything familiar behind and adapt to the rigors of desert life as well as the demands of kibbutz ideology. The filmmaker interweaves archival footage with interviews and memoirs of the survivors of these difficult times. Her grandmother and other women in their 80s and 90s recall the rigid rules and inequities of kibbutz society. They attempt to peel away the layers of idealism and collective mythology as they bring those stories up-to-date with the wisdom and hindsight they have now.

Awards: Jewish Film Festivals Montreal Hartford

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