Takriv (Close up): Online magazine for discussion and critique of documentary film

Editors:Ran Tal, Anat Even
Producer: Yifat Zar Set
Site Design: Ifat Raz
Site Code: ShikSite

Takriv is an online magazine that brings Israeli documentary film to the table of discussion and critique. Dozens of documentary films are produced each year and the vast majority of which are not followed by proper discussion. Takriv wishes to create a discourse around the cinematic creation, which represents new possibilities to examine, to imagine and to experience the world we live in. 

The magazine wishes to generate a highly committed discussion. We wish to promote, first and foremost, the esthetic discourse; not severed from the social, the political or the ideological, but antecedent to them.Takriv offers a place for diverse writing: academic articles and researches alongside personal essays, poetic, philosophical and political notes. This is the variety we wish to establish here.

The documentary film searches its place as an art, not only as entertainment or journalism, but as a cinematic creation. The magazine wishes to highlight this place, where reality turns into art, to analyze it and to stimulate it, to serve as a platform for ideas and thoughts about film, through films. 

Takriv wishes to publish essays on separate films or on bodies of work. We are open and willing to publish writers and researchers from other disciplines such as history, psychoanalysis, philosophy or visual arts. The sole criteria for publication is that the text illuminate the subject, that it be written with curiosity, passion and love for film, and from a serious approach to documentary film as a work of art.

Takriv is published by the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum and is therefore committed to Israeli creation. Notwithstanding, we wish to expose our readers to international creation and critical writing published in different magazines in the world.

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רענן אלכסנדרוב
Interview with Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

Ra'anan comes to our meeting after 10:00 at night. He's been running around with his impressive film The Law in…

Interview with Anat Yota-Zuria

Anat Yota-Zuria, one of Israel's most impressive film directors, came to filmmaking from the plastic arts

Interview with Avner Faingulernt

Avner, an artist, documentary film director, educator and visionary of colossal projects, established a school of cinema and television at…

Interview with Amos Gitai

It was obvious that for the issue devoted to the subject of "place" we'd want to talk to Amos Gitai.

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Talk with Yigal Bursztyn

Deciding whom to interview for the first edition of Takriv was very simple. It seems that no one here is…

Talks with Aviv Aldema
Interview with Nurith Aviv

Translated from Hebrew by Aryeh Naftaly Nurith Aviv has been involved with filmmaking for four decades and has been a…

Conversations with Era Lapid

Translated from Hebrew by Aryeh Naftaly I first met Era Lapid in early 2001 while collaborating on the television drama…

Interview with Herz Frank

For this issue we decided to interview veteran filmmaker Herz Frank. We looked for him in Jerusalem where he's lived…

Studying Violence: The Films of Avi Mograbi

Chances are that you have never seen anything quite like Avi Mograbi’s films. Mograbi, one of Israel’s most controversial filmmakers,…