A Philosopher For All Seasons

54 minutes documentary, 1991

This documentary film is a thought-provoking portrait of the late Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz, a prominent and outspoken critic of Israeli occupation politics. He famously coined the term “Judeo-Nazi” during the 1982 Lebanon War to describe Israel’s military mentality. The film explores Leibowitz’s opinions and views on history, Judaism, ethics, religion and politics; featuring contributions from authors Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, and journalist B. Michael. Conducted in Hebrew with English subtitles.

Production: A ViewPOINT Productions and HOS (Dutch television) co-production

Broadcast: The Netherlands, Australia, Israel

Prizes: Won a special commendation at the 1991 ‘European Non-Fiction Films Competition – Prix D’Europa

A Philosopher For All Seasons