Turning a barren desert into a flourishing nation

Film Synopsis

"An emotional, inspiring look at what makes Israel tick, what accounts for its technological and financial success"

The Jerusalem Post

Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference is a documentary film that explores the positive characteristics of Israeli society from a humanistic, psychological, and emotional perspective. This insightful and uplifting documentary sidesteps the usual conversation of politics, conflict and violence, and tells the story of the Israeli people – whose resilience has propelled Israel to the forefront of world innovation and progress.

Despite daily challenges ranging from limited resources to security needs, Israeli creativity and inventiveness help make the world a better place. Israel has made significant advancements in the fields of science, environment, medicine and technology, and has shared these developments with the rest of the world.

Israel Inside features interviews with leading entrepreneurs, academics, and politicians including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Sir Martin Gilbert, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Prof. Jacob Frankel, Tamar Jehuda-Cohen, and Shai Agassi.

Film Narrator

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

Ben-Shahar is an author, lecturer and consultant, famed for teaching Harvard University’s most popular course, Positive Psychology. He is currently on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.

He is the author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into 25 languages.

An avid sportsman, Ben-Shahar won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives of multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and the general public. Topics include leadership, education, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness.

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