The Museum

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Rated PG


“Exhilarating… a masterful look at the Israel Museum, which goes much deeper than a conventional documentary.” (The Jerusalem Post)
Over a period of 18 months, filmmaker Ran Tal observes the daily life of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. A cast of colourful characters emerge: a singing security guard, the American museum director, the Jerusalemite curator, the Haredi kashrut inspector, custodians, tour guides and visitors as they pass through its doors. We are also given insight into the Museum’s attempts to incorporate Palestinian representation into its collection. Tal’s elegantly shot film shows us not only a microcosm of Israeli society, but also how this institution seeks to both reflect and mold Israeli history and culture.

Presented with the assistance and support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.

ADMISSION by donation.

Doors open at 7:00PM
Free Underground Parking at the rear of the building.


  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
  • Please present your VJFC membership at every screening.

Festivals and Awards

  • Nominee: Ophir for Best Documentary - Israeli Academy of Film and Television
  • Winner: 11th David A. Stein Memorial Award for Best Documentary - Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2018

Event Details

Film Info

Year 2017
Country Israel
Director Ran Tal
Cast Artur Avakov, David Mevorah
Runtime 74 min
Language Hebrew w/English subtitles