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Nutz New teen drama looks at life in pre-1948 Israel

"Rising" is a first of its kind adventure series that tells the story of a group of exceptional teens secretly training as a strike force against the British Mandate in the two years prior to Israel's inception

April 6, 2020

A new television drama for the teen and tween demographic debuted in Israel on Sunday, but this was not just another new release. Rising is a periodic adventure drama that, for the first time, take a look at teen life in pre-1948 Israel.

Set in 1946, two years before the inception of the State of Israel, Rising follows brother and sister Emile and Elinore, fresh off the boat illegal immigrants in Israel.

They join a group of exceptional teens training in a secret base and recruitment center to act as a strike forces against the troops of the British Mandate. The show follows their journey through the exhausting training, the imminent dangers and the surprising secret that comes to light – it is only they who can salvage the budding state.

A Nutz production, Rising unfolds against the backdrop of real event and in the presence of some of the era's iconic characters, such as Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, Shoshana Damari, and Yitzhak Shamir.

The show was filmed largely in the Beit Jimal monastery, a Catholic monastery run by Salesian priests and brothers near Beit Shemesh, which dates back to the Roman and Byzantine era.

Rising was created by Eden Gurion and Yehonatan Bar Ilan for Hot, Israel's primary cable TV provider, through the Ananey Communications Group. The latter owns 11 original TV channels and exclusive operation of Viacom brands in Israel, including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

Ananey Communications has subsidiaries: Nutz Productions and Shamaim. Its channels reach 78% of all Israeli households.



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