The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival is a service of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.
2022 NH Jewish Film Festival
Apples and Oranges
Available Thursday, March 31 – Sunday, April 10
48-hour viewing window after unlock
Includes Zoom discussion with director Yoav Brill
Monday, April 4, 7:00 PM
Director: Yoav Brill
Documentary, 2021, Israel
Hebrew, English with subtitles
Kibbutz volunteering began in the 1960s as the idealistic and rebellious youth generation was charmed by the old communist ideology brought to life in the Israeli kibbutz. The 1967 Six-Day War attracted a wave of support for Israel that the kibbutz movement saw as a miracle. When travel agencies started selling “kibbutz volunteering” packages, volunteering became a profitable business, and the kibbutz found itself facing unfamiliar phenomena: drugs, alcohol, and marriage with non-Jewish volunteers. During the 1980s, unemployment across Europe secured a steady stream of volunteers, but Israel had changed. The war in Lebanon and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict forced volunteers to face a new question: Does supporting the kibbutz mean supporting the state of Israel?
Selection: UK Jewish Film Festival 2021, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival 2022