2018 / 92 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Eliran Malka
In 1963, when Yakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from her high school because of her ethnicity, Yakov decides to fight back by forming a movement to empower Sephardic Jews. Working as a printer in Jerusalem, Yakov has no political knowledge or experience and no money. Nevertheless, fueled by his sense of outrage, he and his three friends improvise as they go along, setting off one of the most surprising and moving campaigns Israel has ever known. Today, the party known as Shas continues to have significant influence on the political landscape in Israel.
Writer/director Eliran Malka brings Shas’s rise to power to the screen, with humor, heart, and with a story that is given life by lead actor Shuli Rand.