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Two Muslim football players transfer to the Jewish oriented Beitar Jerusalem F.C. leading to the most racist campaign in Israeli sport
Two Muslim football players transfer to the Jewish oriented Beitar Jerusalem F.C. leading to the most racist campaign in Israeli sport
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An inside look into the most controversial football club in Israel. 

This is a story about Beitar Jerusalem F.C., a symbol of the right-wing politics. With the country’s largest fan base and the support of Israeli leaders, it's the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player, a Jewish team in a Jewish state.

Mid-way through the 2012 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner and Russian businessman Arcadi Gaydamak brought two young Muslim football players from Chechnya into the heart of Israel, the Jewish oriented Beitar Jerusalem F.C. - leading to the most racist campaign in Israeli sport. 

Waving the banner "Beitar Forever Pure", the radical fan base "La Familia" announce that they are going to fight for their principles; no Muslim player can play for Beitar. Teddy stadium becomes lifeless. From the euphoria of trying to win the championships and play in Europe, to the humiliation of losing every game since the Chechens arrived. The team is collapsing, while Beitar and its players are forced to confront their personal beliefs through their new teammates. 

Kadiev and his Mum
Kadiev and his Mum

I saw the silence of the masses surrendered by the extreme, and had the access to see that season from within. I was the first person to welcome Sadaev and Kadiev into Israel and the last to say goodbye.

One season in a life of this team, is a story of Israeli society, personal identity, politics and money. An example for how racism is destroying a team and society from within. 

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Lieberman and Kadiev
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Lieberman and Kadiev

With your generous support I will be able to complete this feature documentary and you will join a list of incredible backers including the Tribeca Institute and Sundance Institute.

Progress so far: I decided to film this whole season without funding but knowing that I was facing an historical moment. With the help of great friends, especially my cameraman Sergei (Israel) Freedman, I had a unique opportunity to become part of a football club in its hardest moments. Since then some amazing team mates have come onboard with incredible Institutes. 

Forever Pure is now in need of funds for its final leg of the post-production. I'm soon celebrating three years since I came across Beitar, and I'm putting in all my efforts into making sure this film is going to be the best it deserve to be! 

OUR MINIMUM GOAL IS £20,000. These funds will allow me to continue working with our incredible team and start pushing towards the finishing line. Primarily the editing team will be paid and see the film through to our goals.

Me - during the last game of the season
Me - during the last game of the season

HOW YOUR MONEY WILL HELP

Your money will be used to:

• complete the editing

• produce a finished film with original music. 

• enable the sound recordist to finely tune the audio for the film 

• allow the colourist to get to work!  

                               THE TEAM

 

                                    Geoff Arbourne - Producer 

                        John Battsek and Nicole Stott - Executive Producers 

              Israel Sergio Freedman and Ross McDonnell - Director of Photography             

                                         Noam Amit and Justine Wright - Editors

                                          Joe Bini - Consultant Editor

                                          Alan Maher (Roads) - Co-Producer

                                        Torstein Grude (Piraya Film) - Co-Producer

Get Involved

The Kickstarter campaign will end on the 22nd December. We need to raise the whole £20,000 or we don't get anything! 

Connect with us online, and help us by sharing this Forever Pure page with your friends/family to help us reach as many people as possible. Post our campaign link: 

http://bit.ly/Help_Maya_and_her_Team_reach_their_GOAL, on Facebook, Twitter, or just share ideas in the local pub. Spreading the story will help us raise awareness about the film's goals, catch the attention of more people, and attract more money to get the project over the line. If you wanna know more, ask us in the comments, or send us an e-mail at: foreverpurefilm@gmail.com

SOME OF OUR FANTASTIC PERKS

Limited edition T-Shirt design by cult football culture brand - COPA
Limited edition T-Shirt design by cult football culture brand - COPA

MORE PERKS COMING SOON...

                  THANK YOU!

 

Risks and challenges

Filmmaking is always a challenging and demanding undertaking. With any art the question of finance and engagement is crucial. Over the past two years, our team has had to coordinate across continents, which brought inevitable challenges. But we’ve done it, and we’re almost finished! If we succeed with this Kickstarter campaign, we will be well on our way to completing the post production, and telling this story in the best way we can.

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