Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema presents Silicon Wadi with 1871 CEO Howard Tullman

  • AMC River East 322 East Illinois Street Chicago, IL, 60611 United States

There are more start-ups in Tel Aviv than in all of Europe, and more venture capital invested per person in the start-up nation of Israel than anywhere else in the world. But who are the people behind these start-ups and what does it take to follow a dream? The directors follow four teams over two years from Silicon Wadi to Silicon Valley. In their unflinching bird’s eye view, we feel the principals’ entrepreneurial pain as they sacrifice friends, and family and everything they own, hoping to strike hi-tech gold.

82 minutes. 2014. Directors: Daniel Sivan and Yossi Bloch. In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Tickets are $10 for students.  Contact Eyal Ben Ze'ev if you're interested in attending.