Game Changers

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Director(s):Noam Sobovitz
Country:Israel
Germany
Year:2022
Language:Hebrew
German
Running Time:56 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:US Premiere

Description

How did a football match between enemies become a turning point in history? In 1970, just twenty-five years after the Holocaust, the Israeli National team hosted Germany’s Borussia Mönchengladbachin Tel Aviv. The match, played despite a slew of terror threats, marked a turning point between Germany and Israel, and between Germans and Jews.Through interviews with former German and Israeli footballers, historians, and diplomats, along with rare archival materials, the film examines the power of sports and personal friendships to bring down the wall between nations, to pave the way between adversaries.

 

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