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The Women's Balcony
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a rift between the men and women in a devout community in Jerusalem in this rousing, good-hearted comedy.
Little White Lie
Lacy Schwartz's grew up in a typical upper-middle class Jewish household with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity- despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin.
Two brothers from Poland, Franek and Jozek, are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. They eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown.
A Matter Of Size
An Israeli comedy about four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling.
Inside Hana's Suitcase
A poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to be born Jewish.
Arik, a teenage boy in 1968, gets a job working for a mysterious Holocaust survivor and matchmaker, Yankele Bride.
When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, Jose is forced to stay with her body until she can be put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Nora's plan to bring her family back together for one last Passover feast.
To Die In Jerusalem
The heart-wrenching story of two teenage girls- 17-year old Israeli student Rachel Levy and her killer, 18-year old Palestinian suicide bomber Ayat al-Akhras- who died together at Jerusalem market in 2002.
Auschwitz prisoners were tattooed with serial numbers. The film documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war.
Ruthie and Connie:
Every Room In The House
Like many young women in the 1950s, Ruthie and Connie got married. Then, like many young women in the 1970s, they got divorced. Unlike most, however, they both left their husbands for another woman: each other.
Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how intergenerational trauma affects families & generations.
In Search Of Israeli Cuisine
The Israel-born, award-winning chef of Zahav, Michael Solomonov, offers up a tour of 70 plus diverse cultures of Israel through food. Over the past 30 years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to a food scene that is world renowned.
Featuring a narrow escape from Nazis on make-shift bicycles, Monkey Business explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margaret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books.
When Ayyash, a young Muslim teenager accidentally drops his stash of Marijuana into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between Nat, the Jewish bakery owner, and Ayyash.
As Kastle went through a rebellious phase of punk rock, shaved her head into a Mohawk and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in journalism, she unknowingly touched a nerve of her father's deepest fears of persecution and separation anxiety.
Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon stars as Ben Kline, a method actor desperate for a meaningful role to make him a movie star. When he sets out to play a hero who died in the Holocaust, he is forced to face reality of those victimized by the war.
The powerful portrayal of France's infamous Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in a subtly moving, career-defining performance.
The Zigzag Kid
An almost thirteen year old boy named Nono runs off to the French Rivera, entering a world of disguises and crazy pursuits, and crossing paths with the famous singer Lola Ciperola, and Zohara, a mysterious woman whose secrets will forever change Nono's life.
Widely praised as the most authentic film ever made about Jewish life within the Holocaust, this classic documentary uses the secret diaries of a single community to reveal the heroic struggling of 250,000 people trapped in the longest surviving Jewish community in Nazi Europe.
The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh offers fresh insights into the Holocaust and what else- 9/11, AIDS, racism- is or isn't off-limits in a society that prizes freedom of speech.
Hunting A Nazi Criminal
Josef Mengele, a twisting doctor infamous for torturing the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp with his deadly human experiments. After WWII, he was hunted down in a 34-year-long manhunt to no avail...
A Story From Ghana
A story of the lives of Sewfwis' and their efforts to forge ties with other Jews worldwide.
Run Boy Run
An extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
Based on a true story, in 2006, Ilan Halimi gets kidnapped and tortured at the hands of the Gang of Barbarians. Parisian police fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors.
Welcome to Kutsher's
Kutsher's Country Club was the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills. It was family-owned and operated for over 100 years, until its sale and demolition in 2014.
Happy You're Alive
Happy You're Alive documents the tragedy of battle in the West Bank and the lasting effects of war on society as both forces play out in the lives of two men struggling after their encounters in combat.
It was not only the Gestapo, but the German Tax officials who also invaded Jewish residences to confiscate all property. A competition evolved between bureaucrats as to how to organize the robbery of the Jews before they were expelled.
Ordinary British stockbroker Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children from Prague just before the outbreak of World War II. Today, there are over 6,000 descendants of "Winston's Children" all over the world.
Afterward delves into the secret wounds carried by victims as well as victimizers as the Jerusalem-born filmmaker seeks to make sense of the the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the wave of anti-Semitism sweeping the globe.