The eventful story of Golda Meir's term as prime minister of Israel – from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as “queen of the Jewish people”, to her tragic and lonely demise.
"A spectacular and compelling portrait" Kan
"Pure gold… Excellent… Well written and wonderfully directed" Walla News
"Pinches the heart… Fascinating" Channel 11
"A fascinating film" Kan Radio
"Watching GOLDA is worth gold" Maariv
Nomminated for the 2020 Israeli Academy Award for best documentary over 60 minutes.
Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for the Israeli television. After the shooting ended the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette off the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as prime minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, at a high personal cost. Based on that never-seen-before talk, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare archival footage, "GOLDA" tells the story of Meir’s dramatic premiership - from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as “queen of the Jewish people”, to her tragic and lonely demise.
Directors Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes
Producers Christian Beetz, Georg Tschutschenthaler, Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein
Production companies Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, udiVsagi production
Director Of Photography Eitan Hatuka
Editing Sagi Bornstein
Research Dagan Wald
Original Music Adam Ben Ezra
Sound design and mix Nimrod Eldar
Color Michal Veadia
Image Levy Daviv, GPO
Israel / Germany
Release year 2019
Runtime 88 min / 52 min
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound Serround / Stereo
Hebrew with English subtitles.
Stage of production Completed
DOC LAB Poland
Krakow, Poland, June 2017
CoPro - the Israeli coproduction forum
Tel-Aviv, Israel, June 2017
Sitges, Spain, October 2018