Crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the creation of a documentary film and media portal
Playhouse Cinema film company embarks on the production of a feature-length documentary titled "War of Simchat Torah," based on the tragic events that unfolded on October 7, 2023, in Israel. The film is designed for an international audience, intended for viewing at festivals, theaters, and streaming platforms.

Simultaneously, the production of a series and media project is launched to create an authentic portrayal of Israel. The project is aimed at a broad online audience and streaming platforms.

Documentary film
The Simchat Torah War is a documentary film depicting how the war that commenced on October 7, 2023, unfolded through the lives of Israelis. The film is being shot in the midst of the events to serve as a chronicle of the era upon its release in a few years. It narrates the story of this war not only through military news briefs and expert interviews but also through a myriad of unfolding human dramas across time.
Documentary series
At the heart of the story are the fates of several families from entirely different layers of Israel's diverse society. Victims of a dreadful massacre, hostages, heroes who defended their loved ones from terrorists, soldiers and officers fighting in Gaza, volunteers aiding refugees from the South and the North, entrepreneurs striving to survive, young women with children whose husbands, reservists, went to war, secular and religious, left-wing and right-wing, Jews and Arabs - all of them are members of Israeli families depicted in the film. They are all at the epicenter of the unfolding tragedy. All of them desire Israel's victory over Hamas and pay their price for it.
Media project
The online media project consists of short documentary episodes, each dedicated to a specific period in the history of Israel and Jewish communities. It will feature archival materials, including rare photographs, interviews with historians, and representatives of Jewish communities worldwide.

The portal will also offer articles, interactive maps, and podcasts designed for a broad online audience.

Special attention is given to the 'Debunking Myths' section, where myths spread by Arab propaganda will be demonstrated and debunked. This project aims to narrate the contributions of Jewish communities to history and culture while providing access to information for a wide audience.

Original content from Playhouse Cinema.

An international independent film company specializing in film production and distribution. The company is based in Tel Aviv and London.

  • Ernest Aranov

  • Ilya Yakovlev

  • Roman Nepomniachtchi

  • Igal Margulis

    General Producer, Showrunner, Production

  • Julia Margulis

    Showrunner, creative producer

  • Ana Emdin

    Producer, co-production

  • Vladimir Shekel

    Screenwriter, producer, project curator

  • Leonid Goldenberg

    Co-founder of the media project