"This movie should be shown in every Jewish High School in the country."
Leo Marcus, former head of Canada's UJA and United Israel Appeal.
A fascinating story about a man who played a major role in the formative years of modern Israel
Howard Price,, Co-chairman Israel Action Committee, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, Toronto
Historical documentaries are rarely engaging. "Building a Country" is a precious exception. What it lacks in historical comprehensiveness it gains in recounting the devotion of one man.
Prof. Yossi Katz, Historical Geography, Bar-Ilan University, Israel and Visiting Lecturer, Centre of Jewish Studies, York University (2010-2011
The phenomenal story of Arie Lewin dovetails remarkably with the creation of the State of Israel. Mickey Lewin has done a superb job melding the two fascinating stories. Every Jewish student will rejoice and celebrate this story. It has value for every age student as we have so much to learn from this remarkable man in this remarkable land. My highest recommendations!
Jory Vernon, Vice Principal, General Studies, TanenbaumCHAT
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We often fall into the trap of reducing history to facts and figures. Mickey and Alan have done an excellent job reminding us that history is comprised of real people. Beyond that too, they leave us with a challenge.
Highly engaging! "Building a Country" is the very personal story of one man whose life was intimately intertwined with the history of an entire country.
Film Excerpts: The Story of Arie Lewin
The Task of Building a Country: From the Malevolence of Mein Kampf to the Heroism of the Mossad
Copyright 2011 by Alan Cohen and Mickey Lewin. All rights reserved.