Thu 11 May 2017 - Sat 20 May 2017 | All Day
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Docaviv is one of the highlights of the Tel Aviv Culture calendar. 2017 will be the 19th Festival, and will feature over 100 documentaries split into three awards: Best Israeli Documentary, Best International Documentary, and best Student Documentary. The majority of films are shown at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv, but several also have special outdoor screenings across Tel Aviv.

Tickets for the best shows sell out fast – check the schedule a reserve your tickets now.


Check out the free events of this year!

Whitney: Can I Be Mine – Thursday May 18th – 20:30 at Gan HaPisga, Old Jaffa

Whitney Houston didn’t die of an overdose; She died of a broken heart. The many interviewees in this film about the legendary singer can all agree on that, but none of them can explain why Houston could never ask for the help she needed. Ever since she was first discovered, Houston shot to the top like a guided missile. One by one, her songs became monster hits, money piled up, and she became the darling of white America. But she also raised the ire of the black audience, and became the focus of rumors about her sexual preferences and family troubles, and about the large circle of friends and relatives she supported. This film tries to find out who Whitney Houston really was, utilizing previously unseen interviews and performances. – Check out the Facebook Event


Before My Feet Touch The Ground – Thursday May 18th – 21:00 at HaTarbut Square

Daphni was a film student in the summer of 2011 when she set up a tent on the boulevard to protest housing costs. Little did she know that she would become the leader of a major social protest. The film depicts the adversity of struggle and what happens when a woman who focuses on imagery all her life becomes an image herself. – Check out the Facebook Event


Citizen Jane: Battle for the City – Saturday May 20th – 20:30 at Levinsky Garden

They accused her of offering home remedies as solutions for problems requiring surgery, but Jane Jacobs knew more about city life than dozens of urban planners. In a time when men controlled the drawing boards and bulldozers, Jacobs (author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”) knew the streets intimately, and understood that cities are living things, made up of people, noise, and bustle, creating a character that can’t be planned from a god’s eye view. Jacobs became a reluctant activist, waging a mighty struggle against big money, siding with poor tenants against blindsided architects led by a classic villain. Who won, ultimately? And how come other big cities have yet to learn the lesson? – Check out the Facebook Event


The Red House – Saturday May 20th – 20:30, 21:30, 22:30 at The Red House

This beautifully animated documentary voices the tails of The Red House, an extraordinary building, like no other in the Tel Aviv landscape.
Built in 1924, the building’s many stories outline a century of life in the city. From the Lodzia Textile factory where socks were painstakingly woven by Polish immigrants, through a synagogue, to one of the most popular modern art galleries of the 1980s, The Red House has seen it all.
Today, a moment before the lights are switched on again, following a long, meticulous restoration process; the film journeys through the many stories these walls have witnessed, with love and longing for a building that is coming back to life.


Check out all the screenings at the Official Docaviv Website


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