Shamir: War, Peace & Dream

Former Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, and former heads of Israel's Secret Agencies such as Ya'akov Peri and Shabtai Shavit, who were involved in the bombing of Iraq’s nuclear reactor and the response to Saddam Hussein’s launch of Scud missiles (among other crises) shed light on Shamir's extraordinary life.

In addition to interviews with Shamir's confidants, colleagues, and family, the film intertwines personal testimonies with exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage, illustrating the thin line between the terror of war and the hope for peace.

The film also focuses on the unprecedented 1991 Madrid Peace Conference that was promoted as a follow up to the Gulf War victory and designed to get Arab countries and Israel talking face-to-face under international auspices. We learn that this man of few words combined tenacity, cunning, and single-minded dedication to Israel in a way that has shaped the lives of many in Israel as well as the entire Middle East.

An official state ceremony was held in Israel on July 10, 2022 commemorating a decade to his passing.


Duration: 90 minutes

Subtitles: Hebrew, English & Spanish


International Film Festivals

Miami Jewish Film Festival, USA

Australia Jewish Film Festival, Australia 

Buenos Aires Jewish Film Festival, Argentina

Montevideo Jewish Film Festival, Uruguay

São Paulo Jewish Film Festival, Brazil


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/679913389