Cinema Judaica: Contemporary Subjects (6)

Posted on June 1, 2015 by

Many films – both American and Israeli – took on the contemporary subjects of modern anti-Semitism and the founding and early days of Israel.   Both topics provided scope for traditional thrillers and war movies, but with serious messages beneath the action.  Films like Exodus (1960) helped to spread awareness of and support for Israel’s struggle for independence, while others, like I Accuse! (1958) and The Young Lions (1958), told cautionary tales of discrimination and anti-Semitism.

Cast a Giant Shadow

The Young Lions

Exodus

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