Sponsored Project

The Freedom Fighters of Nili

Director:
Leora Chai
Producers:
Leora Chai

The Freedom Fighters of Nili tells the true heroic tale of a group of Ottoman Jews from Zichron Ya'akov during WWI. While sacrificing their reputations within their community for the prospect of freedom and for the promise of a Jewish homeland, the group spied for the British. These brave freedom fighters were known as the "Nili spies." Their story will be documented with interviews with historians and descendants of NILI members, photographs, archival footage, modern day local footage and personal letters, tracing their steps towards freedom.