Videos of Israel

It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl

In this seminal biodoc on the life and arduous struggles of the progenitor of the establishment of the modern Jewish state of Israel, Academy Award-winning director Richard Trank (“The Long Way Home”) presents a compelling and spellbinding portrait of Theodor Herzl; a man who was often shunted aside or patently misunderstood in the annals of history.

Produced by Moriah Films, in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center film department, “It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl” puts a personal face, hitherto unknown, on the vicissitudes that Herzl endured in his relatively short, but historically impactful life.

It Is No Dream follows Herzl as he meets with Kings, Prime Ministers, Ambassadors, a Sultan, a Pope and government ministers from Constantinople to St. Petersburg, from Paris to Berlin, from Vienna to Vilna in his quest to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

Israeli President and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres appears in the film, discussing his recollections as a young boy growing up in a small Polish town about Herzl’s importance in his upbringing and how his family was inspired by him to become Zionists and move to Palestine in 1934. It also presents the recollections and memoirs of those Jews who, inspired by Theodor Herzl, decided to settle in Palestine in the 1890’s and the early 1900’s and highlights Zionists such as Max Nordau (best selling social critic), Chaim Weizmann (Israel’s first President) and David Ben Gurion (Israel’s first Prime Minister), who were early adherents to the cause. And it examines Herzl’s vision for what the Jewish state would become and how he advocated peaceful co-existence between Jews and Arabs in Palestine. Featuring rare archival film footage of the period and never before seen stills and artifacts, It Is No Dream also includes newly shot footage of the places where Herzl lived and visited. Working with the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem, the production team was given access to the original manuscripts of Herzl’s plays, diaries and his handwritten version of “Der Judenstaat”. A rare first edition of the booklet was also filmed for the documentary.

Co-written and produced by two-time Academy Award winner Rabbi Marvin Hier, It Is No Dream is the twelfth production of Moriah Films.

Read the full description HERE


Are you Interested in Learning More About the Legacy of Herzl?

image

Check out My Herzl: Live the Legacy, our unique Israel Engagement Program


Recommended for you:


➥ Back to Video@IsraelForever ➥

Tags: Leadership, Zionism, Politics, People and Society, Arts and Culture, Holocaust, Israel Engagement, History, Nationalism, Land and Nature, Diaspora, Jerusalem


Comment on Facebook

Leave a comment on Israel Forever

You Type You See
*italics* italics
**bold** bold
[ask google](http://google.com) ask google
+ item 1
+ item 2
+ item 3
  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3
> a really cool quote from a nice person
a really cool quote from a nice person

* Required information

Preview

VCI

Stay Connected

Follow us on:

Join Israel Forever

Contribute

Your tax-deductible contribution enables us to develop unique programs toward building understanding, respect, pride and involvement with Israel.

Contribute Today

Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Site Map

Copyright © 2017 · The Israel Forever Foundation
1146 19th Street NW · Fifth Floor · Washington, DC 20036

Powered by ARCOS Design by Plus Three