Deadly Currents

120 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: City TV • Production year: 1991

Deadly Currents has been acclaimed as the most valuable film yet made on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Granted unprecedented access to both sides of the struggle, award-winning director Simcha Jacobovici brings us never-before-seen footage of the violence and horror of a land in turmoil.

This explosive and groundbreaking film examines the brutal hostility from both sides, giving voice to the full spectrum of opinion: Arabs and Jews, doves and militants, rational academics and bloodied combatants. Shot in the high-voltage reality of riot-torn streets and underground trials, the filmmakers risk their own lives to vividly capture the human struggles in a world where bloodshed is an everyday reality.

Directed by: Simcha Jacobovici
Producers: Simcha Jacobovici, Elliott Halpern and Ric Esther Bienstock
Executive Producers: David Green, Jeff Sackman and Robert Topol
Associate Producer: Jane Logan

Award Highlights:

  • Best Feature Length Documentary, Genie Awards
  • Cable Ace Award, The National Academy of Cable Programming
  • Grand Prize, Visions du RĂ©el-Nyon
  • Gold Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival


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