WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Dan Shadur | 87 min
Israel, United States
Hebrew with English subtitles
Monday, May 137:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre
Tuesday, May 146:15 PM E Street Cinema
Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of fomenting an adversarial relationship with the media and taking his message directly to the public.
King Bibi explores Netanyahu’s rise to power using archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of social media. Follow Bibi’s maturation as he evolves from Israel’s great political hope to a controversial figure who some perceive as Israel’s savior and others see as a cynical politician clinging to power at all cost.
Screenings followed by a conversation with filmmaker Dan Shadur.
Presented in partnership with EntryPointDC
Screenings followed by a conversation with filmmaker Dan Shadur
Dan Shadur is an Israeli filmmaker and writer, a graduate of the Tel Aviv University Steve Tisch School of Film and Television. His debut documentary “Before The Revolution” was funded by Yes Docu and ITVS, premiered in Hotdocs 2013 and featured in dozens of other international festivals. It was the first ever Israeli documentary to be broadcast inside Iran. Shadur also directed short films, music videos and commercials. His articles and stories have been featured in Israel’s leading newspapers and magazines.
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