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Half a Ton of Bronze

Since 1938, the bronze equestrian statue of Alexander Zaid, a legendary Zionist pioneer who founded the Hashomer defense organization, stood guard proudly in Beit Shearim National Park in Israel. In 2007, thieves toppled the statue, presumably to sell it for scrap. This comedy, inspired by that incident, depicts the efforts of Zaid’s grandson to recover the statue after it was stolen by Israeli Arabs and later sold to a sleazy scrap metal dealer.

Festivals and Awards:

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, 2010; Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, 2011; Athens Jewish Film Festival, 2012; Louisville Jewish Film Festival, 2010; New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2012

Director: Yiftach Chozev

Producer: Yiftach Chozev

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television, HOT

Cast: Shlomo Bar Aba, Michael Hanegbi, Noa Wolman, Kobi Marciano, Gasan Abbas, Loai Noufi

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: חצי טון ברונזה

Since 1938, the bronze equestrian statue of Alexander Zaid, a legendary Zionist pioneer who founded the Hashomer defense organization, stood guard proudly in Beit Shearim National Park in Israel. In 2007, thieves toppled the statue, presumably to sell it for scrap. This comedy, inspired by that incident, depicts the efforts of Zaid’s grandson to recover the statue after it was stolen by Israeli Arabs and later sold to a sleazy scrap metal dealer.

Festivals and Awards:

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, 2010; Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, 2011; Athens Jewish Film Festival, 2012; Louisville Jewish Film Festival, 2010; New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2012

Director: Yiftach Chozev

Producer: Yiftach Chozev

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television, HOT

Cast: Shlomo Bar Aba, Michael Hanegbi, Noa Wolman, Kobi Marciano, Gasan Abbas, Loai Noufi

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: חצי טון ברונזה

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