A New Spirit

(Israel, 2017)

Producer: Amit Eran, Doron Eran

Director: Doron Eran

Actors: Imri Biton, Ohad Shachar, Doron Ben David, Moriya Ben Harush, Chaim Znati, Shalom Shmuelov, Michael Harpaz

Based on the Best-selling autobiographic book by Jacob Damkani- “Why Me”

 Feature – Drama

Boston International Film Festival 2017- Best Actor Award for Imri Biton, Cinematography Award; Madrid IFF 2017- in main competition.

A drama that tells the story of two brothers, Jacob and Samuel, who grew up in a poor, traditional Jewish family.

As they mature, Samuel becomes more orthodox and religious while Jacob is exposed to Christianity and ends up becoming a leader of Messianic Judaism, spreading the word of Jesus.

Samuel and the entire orthodox community treat Jacob as a radical missionary and accuse him of stealing pure Jewish souls. The conflict between the two brothers escalates to real violence when an attempt is made to kill Jacob, causing the dissolution of the entire family