The Dove Flyer
Director: Nissim Dayan
Writer: Eli Amir, Nissim Dayan
Producer: David Mandil, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Executive producer: Michal Graidi, Lee Shira
Cinematographer: Shai Goldman
Editor: Asaf Korman
The film is based on a best-seller novel by the world known writer Eli Amir and tells the story of the most ancient Jewish community in the world – the Jewish community of Iraq.
"Between the years 19580-51 the most ancient community in the world ceased to exist"
The story takes place in the 1950's from the point of view of Kabi Amari, a 16 year-old student, from a Zionist family. When his Uncle Hazkael is arrested, Kabi takes on the task of discovering Hazkael’s whereabouts, thus joining the Zionist underground.
Kabi's family lived in a world with inner contradictions and ambivalent relationship. From one hand there is a strong connection to the Muslim world and the Arabic culture, but from the other hand they live under the fear of being deported from their own country.
This film is dedicated to preserving the memory of the near-extinct Jewish communities, which can never return to what and where they once were.