FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Forever Pure

  • STORY

Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player.

Mid-way through the 2012-13 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya. The deal inspired the most racist campaign in Israeli sport that sent the club spiralling out of control.

One season in a life of this famed club is a story of Israeli society, personal identity, politics, money and a window into how racism is destroying a team and society from within.

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DIRECTOR

Maya Zinshtein

PRODUCED BY

Geoff Arbourne
Maya Zinshtein

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

John Battsek
Nicole Stott

MUSIC BY

Stephen Rennicks

FILM EDITING

Noam Amit
Justine Wright

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Sergei (Israel) Freedman

CO-PRODUCERS

Alan Maher · Torstein Grude

CAST

Judith Hoffman · Eli Cohen, Head Coach · Arcadi Gaydamak, Owner of Beitar Jerusalem F.C · Ariel Harush, Goalkeeper · Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic · Dzhabrail Kadiyev, Defender · Itzik Korenfine, Chairman · Ofir Kriaf, Defender Reuven · (Ruvi) Rivlin, President of Israel · Zaur Sadayev, Striker ·

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