Noa at 17



Directed by: Isaac Zepel Yeshurun

(86 mins) It is 1951 and Noa, a seventeen-year-old struggles for personal autonomy as an ideological debate over the future of kibbutz socialism tears her family apart. Should she finish high school or follow her youth movement friends to kibbutz? Will Israel's labor movement follow Moscow blindly or turn its attention to the West? This sophisticated allegory penetrates the very essence of the bond which fused the personal and the political in the early years of the State.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.