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A film by Dan Shadur

87 Minutes + one-hour version

Synopsis

20 years before the spectacle of Donald Trump’s presidency emerged, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of creating a toxic relationship with the media, and communicating directly with the public. His political and personal biographies are paved with memorable media appearances that had helped him cement his status as an influential and controversial leader.

King Bibi explores Netanyahu’s remarkable rise to power, relying solely on the archival footage of his media performances over the years. From his time as an American TV star as an expert on terrorism in the 80’s, confessing his adultery on national TV in 1993, and until he mastered the art of social media.

From one studio to another, “Bibi” evolved from being Israel’s great political hope, to a controversial figure whom some perceive as Israel’s savior, and others – as an aggressive politician who will stop at nothing to retain his power.

 

Press

“Fascinating insight into the media evolution of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu” - Washington Post

“...carefully selected and well-edited footage, some of it quite rare, spanning Netanyahu’s life and career, showing how he mastered the art of performing before a camera and built his political longevity on performance... a very fair and honest account of Israel’s most controversial figure... you really must watch 'King Bibi'" - HAARETZ

"An amazing puzzle of archival footage is pieced together to expose Netanyahu’s image in the media. His source of power is exposed. It is striking to see such an elegant documentary that deals with the most burning subjects of our existence here, without being blunt and without preaching. This is a must watch... Anyone who thinks he knows anything about Netanyahu has to watch ‘King Bibi’" - TIMEOUT

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