Dir. Sagi Bornstein | 80 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever lead Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost.
Based on these never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents, and rare archival footage, Golda tells the story of Meir’s dramatic premiership – from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as “queen of the Jewish people,” to her tragic and lonely demise.
Rental includes a recorded conversation with director Udi Nir, moderated by Noa Bab which will automatically play after the film.
Udi Nir is a writer, director and producer. Before turning to arts, he worked for Amnesty International and other human rights organisations. He studied playwriting in Tel Aviv-Yafo. He created and directed several stage shows for events and theatres in Israel. He also worked as a producer and head producer at Clipa Theatre in Tel Aviv-Yafo.
At present, Noa Bab is leading the Israeli mission to Washington DC as their senior shlicha leading a group pf 13 shichim working in micro-communities. She plays a key part in building and developing the DMV region community’s relationship with Israel.
In addition Noa has 12+ years of experience in both tech and nonprofit sectors, having worked at the Edmond De Rothschild Foundation, eBay, other tech startups, and served as digital and tech mentor to a variety of companies from start-ups to global corporations.
Noa is also a social entrepreneur, and co-founder of a leading social media job search platform in Israel that has over 90,000 followers (the largest of its kind in Israel). The Dana and Noa Make My Career nonprofit startup, offers daily job postings as well as a series of offline career development workshops with dozens of organizations throughout the country. Thousands have already found their jobs via this initiative and tens of thousands have stated that it positively affected their career paths.
Noa holds a Master Of Liberal Arts from Hebrew University’s Interdisciplinary Revivim Honors Program. She also graduated executive programs from Princeton University, MIT Cambridge, and the ROI Schusterman global change maker program.
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