|Formats:||Digital Copy, DVD|
|Running Time:||76 min.|
|Theme:||Conflicts, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Law and Justice, Middle Eastern Studies, Society|
|Producer(s):||Elinor Kowarsky, Edna Kowarsky|
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Ethics and Responsibility: The Feminization of the New Israeli Documentary, by Yael Munk"Though the mystery is finally solved, No. 17 leaves the impression of a country that, despite performing endless controls, has lost control of its inhabitants. No. 17 is in fact a typical Israeli document, because it brings to the surface not only the Israeli’s suspicion and fear of strangers but also the huge cultural and ethnic diversity of this country"
The Living Body and the Corpse—: Israeli Documentary Cinema and the Intifadah, by Raya Morag"The power of the film No. 17 stems from the fact that the search is a search for identity—not only the specific identity of this anonymous victim, but the Israeli identity. The subversive element is that the basis for dealing with identity is in the ability to approach the abject, to come closer to the trauma. Emphasizing the approach to the abject is also essential because of the nature of the drama. Along with the subversive process of exposure to the abject, the spectator undergoes an additional process that has a calming appearance. The anonymity of the seventeenth victim reinforces, of course, the arbitrariness of the terror attack. In other words, the seventeenth victim could be—horrifyingly enough—any one of us."
awards & accolades
“HaMotiv HaYehudi” Warsaw Film Festival – Poland - Special Jury Award, Audience Award
Anonimul Film Festival, Romania - Best director
Syracuse International Film Festival - Best Documentary
AFO Film Festival, Czech Republic - Best Documentary Award
- 2003 Israeli academy award for best documentary
Chicago International Documentary Film Festival - Chicago - International Press Award
Hotdocs – Toronto Canada - Special Jury Award
DocAviv (Tel Aviv International documentary film festiva)l - Best Feature documentary & First prize for editing
- "Cronograf" International Documentary Festival - Moldova 2005
- “HaMotiv HaYehudi” Warsaw Film Festival – Poland 2005
- Amsterdam International Documentary Festival (IDFA) 2004
- Anonimul Film Festival, Romania 2004
- Silverdocs - Washington, USA 2004
- Syracuse International Film Festival 2004
- AFO Film Festival, Czech Republic 2004
- Chicago International Documentary Film Festival - Chicago 2004
- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Durham, USA 2004
- Fribourg Film Festival - Switzerland 2004
- Hotdocs – Toronto Canada 2004
- Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Greece 2004
- Cinema du Reel - France 2004
- DocAviv (Tel Aviv International documentary film festiva)l 2003,
Production Company: Eden Productions
Distribution Company: Cinephil-World Sales
More Prizes and Festivals
Special Mention – Zimbabwe Film Festival 2004
Munich Documentary Film Festival – Germany, 2004
Newport International film Festival – Newport, USA, 2004
Berlin Jewish Film Festival – Germany, 2004
Amnesty film festival – USA, 2004
Movie Eye Festival, Tver – Russia, 2004
Zagreb Film Festival – Croatia, 2004
New directors / New films – New York, 2004
International 1001 Documentary Film Festival – Istanbul , 2004
One World – Prague, 2004
Input – Denmark, 2003
- Channel 2, Israel.
- VPRO, The Netherlands.
- BBC – Storyville, U.K.
- Canal +, Scandinavia.
- SBS, Australia.
- CBC – Newsworld, Canada
- TV Catalunya, Spain.
- Sundance Channel, USA.
- France 5, France
- EBS, Korea
- SIC, Portugal
- Canal+ Planete, Poland
- NRK, Norway
- TSR, Switzerlans
- PTS, Taiwan
- UR, Sweden