Game Changers

Director: Noam Sobovitz | Israel | 2021 | Documentary | Hebrew / German / English Subtitles | 56 min

Venue: Golden Scene Cinema
Double Feature precedes Reckoning: Sunday, 13 November, 2:00pm

How did a football match between enemies become a turning point in history? Twenty-five years after the Holocaust, against insurmountable emotional and political barriers and threats of terror, the Israel national team and Germany’s Borussia Munchegladbach met in a match whose importance marked the beginning of the normalization between Israel and Germany. Through interviews with former German and Israeli footballers, historians, and diplomats, along with rare archival materials, the film examines the power of personal friendships to bring down the wall between nations, and of football, to pave the way between adversaries.


SUPPORTED by Consulate of Israel in Hong Kong and Macau