Rebirth

The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls 

The film about "The Hidden Scrolls" was commissioned by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, as an integral part of any visit to the Shrine of the Book. It all began in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea, when a Bedouin shepherd went looking for a stray sheep and came upon a dark and intriguing cave. So begins the story of the discovery of the Hidden Scrolls, preserving the ancient biblical manuscripts for centuries. In this film we explore the discovery and interpretation of the pieces of the scrolls that shed light on the culture and Jewish law during the Second Temple.

Director: Ron Assouline.

Created by Filmind for the Israel Museum.

Eye Print

The Life & Work of Prof. Michael Blumenthal

To create a biography of the life and work of the distinguished eye surgeon Professor Michael Blumenthal, we dealt with countless sources he left behind - from diaries in which he recorded every day for seven decades, and thousands of hours of video documenting the his medical expertise and his fascinating life. The Mininoke method invented by Professor Blumenthal has taught hundreds of international ophthalmologists to perform cataract surgery with minimal means, anywhere in the world, without the need for expensive equipment or extensive knowledge. His invention has helped to restore the eyesight of hundreds of thousands of patients, especially the needy in the third world.

Created by Filmind for the Blumenthal family.

The Art of Frank Meisler

In the documentary of the artist Frank Meisler we focused on his late works, characterized by the proliferation of hidden and surprising elements, which we combined with his unique humorous perspective. "As a child who was driven out of his home in Germany and grew up in the midst of Chinese, Indian and Jewish refugees, you had to have a sense of humor" - says Meisler. The opportunity to sculpt in precious metals is Meisler's opportunity to realize his human and comic perspective on reality.

Director: Ron Assouline.

Created by Filmind for the Frank Meisler Gallery.

The Power of Unity

The Nazi war machine devoured country after country, and wherever Nazi boots tread, killing squads, labor, concentration and death camps followed. 

Over 1,100 ghettos and around 1,000 camps soon covered Europe. As the liberators, including many Jewish soldiers, stepped through the gates of the camps, they crossed from earth into hell.

The Soviet, American, British, Canadian, and French soldiers that entered the camps found survivors so weak, sick, and malnourished that they could barely stand.

The power of unity overcame the strongest army the world has ever seen and saved humanity from the darkest evil the world had ever known.

 

Director: Ron Assouline.

Created by Filmind for the World Holocaust forum 2020.

The Re-rise of Antisemitism

Seventy-five years after the fall of Nazi Germany, antisemitism is on the rise, reaching levels not seen since the Holocaust.

Once again, this hate is moving, in more and more places, from the margins to the mainstream, from words to extreme violence. Today, extremists can spread their propaganda to millions at the touch of a button.

And while Jews are the first victims, the ultimate target of this triangle of hate, is the very societies in which they live.

Never again is now! Now is the time to fight back.

The world-wide crisis of antisemitism threatens us all and we must all fight it together.

 

Director: Ron Assouline.

Created by Filmind for the World Holocaust forum 2020.

The Great Developers of Modern Electricity

A film about the six major electricity developers of the modern world and a local visionary who brought it to Israel.

The American Benjamin Franklin - the first to define with scientific means the electrical phenomena discovered in nature.

The American Thomas Edison - who registered more than 1000 patents including the electric station, the phonograph, the movie camera and the most famous of his inventions - the light bulb.

The Croatian Nikola Tesla - whose discoveries in the fields of electricity, radio and electromagnetic waves irrevocably changed the face of science and technology.

Many scientists have made important contributions to our ability to harness electricity for our needs, including: the Scottish James Watt, the Italian Alessandro Volta and the French Andre Marie Ampere, after whom the units of measurement are named: the watt, volt, and ampere.

Electricity also reached Israel, thanks to the vision of the engineer Pinchas Rutenberg, the founder of the Electric Company and who built the first stations that produced blue-white electricity.

 

Director: Ron Assouline. Illustrator: Yuval Rubichek.

Created by Filmind for the Israel Electric Company.

Let There Be Light