feature documentary

Beitar Jerusalem

Beitar Jerusalem is a symbol of rightwing Israel. But in 2012-2013 the club signed two Chechen Muslim players, enraging Beitar’s hardcore fans, La Familia, some of whom sing of being racist. Some of Israel’s political leaders find La Familia embarrassing. But do they simply reflect a wider problem facing Israel – a polarised society?

From the feature-length documentary Forever Pure, directed by Maya Zinshtein, produced by Passion Pictures and Geoff Arbourne. The documentary is currently touring film festivals, and won three awards at the Jerusalem film festival. This video was amended on 26 November to more accurately reflect the translation of one section of conversation.



Eli Cohen, Arcadi Gaydamak, Ariel Harush, Dzhabrail Kadiyev, Itzik Korenfine, Ofir Kriaf, Zaur Sadayev