About The Film
Twenty years after the assassination that plunged Israel and the peace process into turmoil, RABIN IN HIS OWN WORDS is a moving firsthand account of the late prime minister and statesmen’s dramatic life story.
Through a combination of rare recordings and documents, Yitzhak Rabin himself narrates his biography, from his childhood in Tel Aviv as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, to farm worker, then through his IDF military service and his later diplomatic and political career. Included in this unique assemblage of archival materials are newly released 8mm home movies, family letters, uncensored memoirs, off-the-record interviews, and other personal records never seen or heard since their original broadcast 40 years ago. These candid public and private thoughts from a famously introverted personality illuminate the lesser known chapters of Rabin’s story, as well as some of the most critical junctures of the Jewish State.
An important historical document, RABIN IN HIS OWN WORDS reveals the complexity and contradictions of a legendary leader, while rekindling the debate about opportunities lost and taken for peace. Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Haifa International Film Festival.