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The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013)

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The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers, is the 13th release by Moriah Films, the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaking division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Based on the best- selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers takes the audience inside the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. The first of two parts, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers focuses on Ambassador Avner's years working with Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir and then US Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin and reveals new details about the Six-Day War, the development of Israel's close strategic relationship with the United States, the fight against terrorism, the Yom Kippur War and its aftermath. (c) Official Site

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What makes a good yarn and possibly an important book does not necessarily make for a consistently great or engaging movie.

March 6, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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"The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers" takes on a vast subject - the history of the modern state of Israel - from a disappointingly narrow perspective.

December 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
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Sometimes so clunky, it suggests a return to the bad old days when nonfiction films could be mistaken for schoolroom torture devices.

November 28, 2013 | Rating: 2/4
Seattle Times
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A wide and excellent array of archival footage and photos vividly accompany Avner's recitation.

November 7, 2013 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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While not as comprehensive or objective as one would hope, this vivid documentary will prove fascinating to history buffs.

November 5, 2013 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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A bit overstuffed with history and tales of perseverance, the film doesn't have room for balanced political analysis or even exposition at times.

October 17, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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