"Noa at Seventeen"
Directed by Isaac Yeshurun
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 of Israel. Hebrew with English subtitles.