Alija bet, or the illegal migration of Jews to Palestine, in the period when Palestine was under the British mandate (1920-1948), is of interest not only to historians, but also film makers. The reason for this is that the movement played a key role in the creation of the state of Israel, and became a part of shared Jewish identity. The filmography of Alija bet includes films made in Israel, USA, Italy, France and Romania. They include a wide range of works: films made for cinema and television, documentary and fictional accounts, small and large scale productions. Although not all stood the test of time, but thanks to the medium there exists a record of relevant places and people, and the atmosphere of Alija bet.
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