Film Festival

Silver’s Uprising

Date : Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Orthodox-raised Amos Dov Silver dreams of becoming Prime Minister of Israel. But when the State continues to shun him, he finds unexpected solace in the velvety smoke of marijuana. Spreading his new Torah, he establishes an online community using a mobile app that turns into the largest marketplace for drugs in Israel, raising Silver to Messiah status.

Overview

Orthodox-raised Amos Dov Silver dreams of becoming Prime Minister of Israel. But when the State continues to shun him, he finds unexpected solace in the velvety smoke of marijuana. Spreading his new Torah, he establishes an online community using a mobile app that turns into the largest marketplace for drugs in Israel, raising Silver to Messiah status. Through exclusive footage of Silver, his family, and his partners’ investigations, as well as secretly filmed footage of Silver in a Ukrainian prison, a polarizing portrayal of the man charged with heading a crime organization emerges. This documentary asks: is Dov Silver a champion of the people or a lost soul corrupted by power?

  • Dir. Dan Shadur | 95 min
  • Documentary | Israel | 2023
  • Hebrew with English subtitles

Schedule

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

6:00 PM Cafritz Hall
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