a film by Shani Rozanes, Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir


Israel, Germany | 2019 | 87:00 min

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Forty years after her death, Golda Meir’s image is still clouded with controversy. While perceived as a feminist icon in many places in the world, in the country she led as a prime minister for five years she’s seen by many as a total failure, a symbol of disgrace. 'Madam Prime Minister' invites the viewers to walk in her iconic shoes and reexamine her ground breaking and dramatic years as the first and only female prime minister of Israel.

Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for the Israeli television. After the shooting ended the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette off the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as prime minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, at a high personal cost. Based on that never-seen-before talk, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare archival footage, GOLDA tells the story of Meir’s dramatic premiership - from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as 'queen of the Jewish people', to her tragic and lonely demise.

Key Interviewees:
• Zvi Zamir head of the Mossad 1969-1978
• Prof. Meron Medzini Prime Minister's spokesman 1969-1974
• Gideon Meir Golda Meir's grandson
• Dr. Yossi Beilin Labor Party Spokesman 1977-1984
• Reuven Abergel Israeli Black Panthers
• Uri Avnery Journalist & Knesset Member 1965-1981
DOCAVIV, DOC NYC, 39 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, L.A., Chicago, Jerusalem, Rohe, East Bay,
Cast and Crew
  • Director Shani Rozanes, Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir
  • Producer Georg Tschutschenthaler, Christian Beetz, Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein
  • Director of Photography Eitan Hatuka
  • Editor Sagi Bornstein
  • Sound Design Nimrod Eldar
  • Score Adam Ben Ezra
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Co-Production Company
Gebrüder Beetz Media GmbH
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