"The Comeback" (here 11)
Just before the historic decision regarding the legal revolution, which is expected to change the face of Israeli society, it is interesting to watch the documentation of the campaign that almost predicts what will follow
For the first time here: a full-length digital docu-film.
"The Comeback" - the film by Itai Asher ("Dukotime"), follows Benjamin Netanyahu's last election campaign in a way that, according to the corporation, "no Israeli media has covered."
The timing of the broadcast, let's recall, when the closure or damage to the corporation by the Netanyahu government was threatened, is still up for grabs.
Starting next week, Kaan's digital division will broadcast on Kaan BOX, Kaan's app for smart TVs, the documentary film "The Comeback" - directed by Itai Asher, creator of "Dokutimes", "Confrontation" and "Rihan / The Death Station".
The film follows the last election campaign of Binyamin Netanyahu, in the end of which he won overwhelmingly and immediately after that he began to work to bring about a significant, and controversial, change in the judicial system.
According to Asher, the comeback is a record of the deep understanding of Netanyahu and his people, that the "real world" is only a setting for the virtual world, and whoever controls the social networks - will eventually control the public consciousness and win the victory.
According to him, "just before the historic decision regarding the legal revolution, which is expected to change the face of Israeli society, it is interesting to watch the documentation of the campaign that almost predicts what will follow."
An almost prophetic film.
Netanyahu (Photo: Reuters)
"Bibi flesh and blood"
At some point he is also detained by the Shin Bet, without any explanation, and the assistance he receives in the field from Netanyahu's supporters is not necessarily well received by the campaigners
During months of documentation, Asher was able to follow Netanyahu's field campaign in "Bibiba" - the mobile truck on which an armored glass aquarium was installed, and which moved from one election convention to another across the country in the months leading up to the last round of elections.
Netanyahu presented himself in "Bibiba" as "Bibi in flesh and blood", and in this way also entered deep into the mobile devices of his potential voters and through them to millions of voters: on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook.
Anyone could get close.
Itay Asher has created more than 400 digital videos since the establishment of the Israel Broadcasting Corporation.
Before that, he was a military correspondent and head of the news section at the Ma'ariv newspaper, and head of the news section at the Walla website.
In his work, Asher is careful to present the Israeli story in its complexity and nuances, according to him, without taking political sides.
Throughout the last election campaign, Asher discovers that, in the eyes of many in Israeli society, he is necessarily "leftist", by virtue of being a journalist trying to document Netanyahu.
At one point he was also detained by the Shin Bet, without any explanation, and the assistance he receives in the field from Netanyahu's supporters is not necessarily well received by the campaigners
. , held captive by an algorithm that may separate and split it into groups, tribes and subgroups just before a legal ruling decision of the heavy weight that was about to come before it.
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