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Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Mid-way through the 2012/13 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya. The deal inspired the most racist campaign in Israeli sport that sent the club spiraling out of control. One season in a life of this famed club is a story of Israeli society, personal identity, politics, money and a window into how racism is destroying a team and society from within.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Director Award, Best Editing Award and Special Mention in the Jewish Experience Section, The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2016

Director: Maya Zinshtein

Producer: Maya Zinshtein, Geoff Arbourne, John Battsek, Nicole Stott

Production Company: Maya Films, Duckin’ & Divin’ Films

Cinematographer: Israel (Sergei) Freedman, Yaniv Linton

Editor: Justine Wright, Noam Amit

Soundtrack Editor: Fionan Higgins

Original Soundtrack: Stephen Rennicks

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes Docu, Sundance Institute, Irish Film Board, BBC Storyville, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, DR, Liminal Fund Grant - BRITDOC, Filmkraft Rogaland, Fritt Ord, Bertha Film Fund, Canal Plus.

Script: Maya Zinshtein

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: טהורה לעד

Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Mid-way through the 2012/13 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya. The deal inspired the most racist campaign in Israeli sport that sent the club spiraling out of control. One season in a life of this famed club is a story of Israeli society, personal identity, politics, money and a window into how racism is destroying a team and society from within.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Director Award, Best Editing Award and Special Mention in the Jewish Experience Section, The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2016

Director: Maya Zinshtein

Producer: Maya Zinshtein, Geoff Arbourne, John Battsek, Nicole Stott

Production Company: Maya Films, Duckin’ & Divin’ Films

Cinematographer: Israel (Sergei) Freedman, Yaniv Linton

Editor: Justine Wright, Noam Amit

Soundtrack Editor: Fionan Higgins

Original Soundtrack: Stephen Rennicks

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes Docu, Sundance Institute, Irish Film Board, BBC Storyville, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, DR, Liminal Fund Grant - BRITDOC, Filmkraft Rogaland, Fritt Ord, Bertha Film Fund, Canal Plus.

Script: Maya Zinshtein

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: טהורה לעד

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