It Is No Dream

53 minutes documentary, 2002 . Co-directed with Joseph Rochlitz

“If you will it, it is no dream,” wrote Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, in 1902 as he dreamed of creating a utopian state for the Jews. One hundred years later, some of the most vocal critics of Israel’s occupation policies are Israelis themselves – a minority of intellectuals, political activists, and artists whose voices are not often heard beyond the borders of Israel.

Production: A Benny Brunner, Joseph Rochlitz, IKON (Dutch TV) production

Broadcast: 2002: YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), SBS (Australia), ETB & TVC (Spain). A 30 min. version of the film was broadcast by IKON (Dutch television)

Festivals: 2003 SF JFF; 2004 Toronto JFF; 2004 Barcelona International Jewish Film Festival (BIJFF ); 2004 Vienna Jewish Film Week

It Is No Dream