Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment (2012)

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Set against the backdrop of its glorious 100-year history, Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's modern kibbutz movement as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival. Can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitalist reality? How will painful reforms affect those who still believe in the kibbutz experiment, and continue to call it home? -- (C) First Run

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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Written By: Toby Perl Freilich
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Box Office: $14.4k
Runtime:
First Run Features - Official Site

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It all makes for an enlightening and evocative snapshot.

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Freilich includes interviews with three generations of kibbutzniks and some fascinating historical footage going back to the 1920s.

Full Review… | April 27, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
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Inventing Our Life hosts a conversation about a utopian dream as it encounters the realities of social change and human limitation.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
NPR
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Toby Perl Freilich's thought-provoking docu Inventing Our Life sketches the history of the radically socialist, more-than-100-year-old kibbutz movement.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Variety
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"Inventing Our Life" is a fascinating introduction to a movement scrambling to adjust enough to guarantee a future, without severing all ties to its principled past.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
New York Times
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Despite a few minor objections raised by some kibbutzniks, the film takes for granted the near unimpeachability of the original communities, giving only token mention of issues like gender inequality.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Village Voice
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