Rabin in His Own Words

Documentary Film Screening

Without commentators or mediators, director Erez Laufer brings to the screen the story of one of Israel's most prominent leaders.

Monday, April 16, 2018
6:30 PM
Haines Hall, Room 220

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20 years after his assassination, Yitzhak Rabin himself tells his dramatic life story.  Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, his personal and professional dramas unfold.  Beginning before the founding of the state, he takes us through his change of viewpoint that turned him from a farmer into an army man who stood at some of the most critical juncture in Israeli history, through a brilliant diplomatic career as Israeli ambassador to the United States and his entry into the Israeli political arena, and finally through his later years in which he made moves that enraged a large portion of the public, until the horrific moment when his political career and life were suddenly brought to an end.

Directed by Erez Laufer, Produced by Vivi Halpern and Orly Topel.  112 minutes, in Hebrew (with English subtitles).

A discussion with Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein-Kokin will follow the screening.


Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies