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Children of the Sun

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Ran Tal


Documentary filmmaker Ran Tal draws on footage culled from over eighty amateur films shot between 1930 and 1970 to explore the curious story of the Israeli kibbutz movement. Conceived as a utopian refuge, kibbutz were collective communities in which children were raised to become the new face of the Jewish people. In the kibbutz, children were offered only limited contact with their parents; completely oblivious to the bold experiment in which they were the primary test subjects. They were cared for by...more