In the great depths of the Israeli film archive, six hours of interview footage was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders--David Ben-Gurion. Conducted in 1968 when he was 82 years old, it is a candid portrait of the man in his secluded home in the desert, on Kibbutz Sde Boker, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. Edited down to a tight 70 minutes by Yael Perlov, daughter of the original filmmaker, David Perlov, introspective soul searching is the focus of this film. Ben Gurion's clear voice provides a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.
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