Campfire (film)

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Campfire- Medurat Ha-Shevet (original)
Directed by Joseph Cedar
Produced by David Mandil
Eyal Shiray
Written by Joseph Cedar
Starring Michaela Eshet
Hani Furstenberg
Moshe Ivgy
Maya Maron
Music by Ofer Shalhin
Cinematography Ofer Inov
Edited by Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Distributed by Film Movement
Release dates
  • 9 September 2005 (2005-09-09)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Israel
Language Hebrew
Box office $34,835 (U.S. domestic)[1]

Campfire (Hebrew: מדורת השבט‎‎) (lit. Tribal Campfire) is an Israeli movie released in 2004, written and directed by Joseph Cedar. The film was won five Israeli Academy Awards and became Israel's official submission for the 77th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, however, the film did not succeed in receiving a nomination. The film was well received in Israel, the United States, and in international film festivals.[2]


The story of a young widow (Michaela Eshet), mother of two beautiful teenage daughters, who wants to join the founding group of a new settlement of religious Jews in the West Bank, but first must convince the acceptance committee that she is worthy. Things get complicated when the younger daughter is sexually abused by boys from her youth movement.



  1. ^ "Campfire (2005)." Box Office Mojo. 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ Tugend, Tom. "Religious Tensions Spark ‘Campfire.’" Jewish Journal. 4 November 2004. 31 May 2016.

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