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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARIES

50 Children – The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

50 Children – The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

Who says there aren't true heroes in this world? When most of the countries of the world turned a blind eye to the atrocities being committed by the Nazi regime in Europe, The Krauses, an ordinary couple from Philadelphia, were just this kind of hero. 

Altina

Altina

Director Peter Sanders presents a wonderful portrait of his grandmother, an extraordinary woman who was ahead of her time.

The Art of Spiegelman

The Art of Spiegelman

The film presents an intimate documentary portrait of Art Spiegelman's life and work, revealing the talented, witty, fascinating, and daring artist who says he prefers not to be considered the "Elie Wiesel of comic books."

To be screened with Through the Eye of a Needle

Au nom du frère

Au nom du frère

From Religion Today Festival

n the Name of the Brother retraces a family meeting, observing the simplicity, austerity and serenity of the Madrasa Nahlia.

Helene Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupe

Helene Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupe

Hélène Berr, a 20-year-old Parisian girl from an assimilated bourgeois Jewish family and a brilliant student at the Sorbonne, began to write a diary documenting her life in occupied Paris, channeling her unique talent into creating a document for future generations.

Esther Broner — A Weave of Women

Esther Broner — A Weave of Women

This film documents the evolution of Jewish feminism through archival footage and interviews with leading Jewish feminists. At the same time it tells the story of Esther Broner, who paved the way to Jewish feminisim.

Exploring the Differences

Exploring the Differences

Religion Today Shorts Program

The First Fagin

The First Fagin

Few know that Dickens's inspiration for the Fagin character came from the true story of Ikey Solomon, a notorious Jewish criminal who was active in the London contraband trade. This is his story.

Jews and Muslims: Intimate Strangers

Jews and Muslims: Intimate Strangers

Narrated in a lively and engaging fashion, using artful animation, fascinating archival footage, and featuring interviews with the best minds in the field, Jews and Muslims: Intimate Strangershighlights this profoundly human story.

Life of the Jews in Palestine: 1913

Life of the Jews in Palestine: 1913

Life of the Jews in Palestine: 1913 is an  extraordinary look at the pioneers of the First and Second Aliya in Palestine. In honor of the centenary celebrations of the film's production, the Israel Film Archive-Jerusalem Cinematheque has produced a new digital copy of the film with improved image. 

Make Me a Match

Make Me a Match

Vered, Ortal, and David are observant Jews, and single. They're not so young anymore, and they're looking for love and partnership. What will come of them? Will the matchmaker be able to make them a match?

October 43 – The Rescue of Danish Jews

October 43 – The Rescue of Danish Jews

Throughout German-occupied Europe during WWII, Jews were systematically deported to Nazi concentration camps. But Denmark remained an exception - until October 1943.

One of Us

One of Us

Comparing the dysfunctional unified German collective with her own dysfunctional Holocaust-surviving family, Susan Korda explores family ties, violence and the true nature of deformity.

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

In 1944, a 15-year-old boy in Hungary, he escaped from a Nazi prison. The story of his escape alone has the makings of a Hollywood film.

The Real Inglorious Bastards

The Real Inglorious Bastards

Who are the real heroes behind Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster film Inglorious Bastards

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

The fashion, the windows, the women, the buyers, the shoppers, and of course, the workforce, all come to life in an ode to a realm where creativity and commerce reign equally supreme. Now, audiences have a rare chance to peek into the fascinating inner workings of the iconic Bergdorf Goodman. history.

Shekinah: The Intimate Life of Hasidic Women

Shekinah: The Intimate Life of Hasidic Women

With surprising openness, over the course of four decades, director Abbey Neidik has documented the women of the Hasidic community in a town to the north of Montreal. 

Sounds from the Fog

Sounds from the Fog

"I never heard about it - but also it didn't interest me." This statement, by the filmmaker's aunt, is in reference to a well-kept family secret: Uncle Wili was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp because of his homosexuality.

Through the Eye of a Needle

Through the Eye of a Needle

For the past 40 years, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz has been telling her story through art.

To be screened with The Art of Spiegelman

When Memory Comes – A Film about Saul Friedlander

When Memory Comes – A Film about Saul Friedlander

When Memory Comes is a film about the Jewish historian Saul Friedländer, and his life-long quest to describe the destruction of European Jewry.