Ben-Gurion Epilogue
Yariv Mozer | Israel | Hebrew, English | 70 min | Documentary
Showings
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Political, Historical & Social Docs
Documentary
Films with Q&As
Jewish Interest
Release Year:2016
Running Time:70 min
Production Country:Israel
Original Language:English
Hebrew
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:David Ben-Gurion
Director:Yariv Mozer
Screenwriter:Yariv Mozer
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:November 8, 2017
Description

Compiled from six hours of newly discovered conversations with Israel’s founding father, this film presents a rare and fortuitous piece of cinematic archeology. In never-before-seen footage, the then 82-year-old former prime minister is in his final years after leaving office, interviewed at his secluded desert home over the course of several days in 1968. An introspective David Ben-Gurion reflects on the loss of his wife, his personal health and political legacy, and his hopes for Middle East peace. Offering hindsight on the Zionist enterprise, BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE is a work of undeniable historical significance with prophetic implications for Israel’s future.

Q&A with Alon Ben-Gurion

ALON BEN-GURION was born in Israel in 1951 and grew up in Tel Aviv and Haifa. At age 18, he joined the IDF and became a paratrooper. Alon was  severely wounded in the Yom Kippur war and after a long recovery attended Tel Aviv University and received his BA Degree in Social Sciences, followed by a Master’s Degree from Cornell University in Hospitality Management. For the last 40 years, Alon has worked in the hotel management field in various countries, including Israel, England, Belgium and the United States. He  had the privilege of working at the prestigious Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Hiltons, the Park Lane Hilton in London, the Capital Hilton in Washington, and the Waldorf Astoria, New York. Throughout his career, Alon has appeared as a frequent speaker, both in the US and abroad, speaking on issues about which he is passionate. These include programs that promote the legacy of his grandfather, David Ben-Gurion. He has also spoken on the need to preserve and protect The Negev, improving the relationship between Jews in Israel and America and on issues of importance to disabled veterans of the IDF and the American Military (through the Heroes to Heroes organization).

This screening is presented in partnership with American Friends of Soroka Medical Center



ABOUT SOROKOA MEDICAL CENTER
Located in Be’er Sheva, Soroka Medical Center is a unique institution, and a global symbol of peaceful coexistence. The leading hospital in Israel, it is one of the nations largest, busiest and most  important hospitals, and the sole major medical center for all of southern Israel. Through the delivery of urgently needed medical care to the vast and profoundly diverse society in the Negev, we make a unique contribution to the building of a future of security and peaceful coexistence for Israel, serving Arabs and Jews side-by side. Soroka is a beacon for safety, healing and unity in the most trying of situations. It offers recognized excellence across the entire spectrum of medical care: prevention, detection, research, education, genetics, advanced treatment, trauma care and cancer care. Soroka is an outstanding national strategic asset: We are essential to meeting the medical needs of the Israel Defense Forces – as IDF operations and bases are increasingly centered in the Negev.  Soroka is fully engaged in the challenges, complexity, and richness of the fabric of life in the Negev. Soroka is the largest employer employ and educate this diverse local population in all capacities.   Our unique healthcare institution is truly an Israeli national treasure.

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