The son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is ousted to his parents, is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently shunned. An emotional coming-of-age and coming out drama about a young man’s journey to self-acceptance.
Interfaith Cinema 2018
Kiryas Joel is a modern shtetl in the small town of Monroe, New Jersey. Its Hassidic residents have lived harmoniously with their neighbors, but a recent request to annex a plot of land that would double the size of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood prompts a campaign against them.
Poko Chaim and Daniel Bulitchev, two Russian tattoo artists, have created a unique space in Jerusalem, a tattoo studio open to everyone, regardless of religious or national background. Here, they eternalize the stories of the city’s inhabitants - the ink beneath their skin connects them all.
The Kalaji family, from Aleppo, Syria, makes the arduous journey toward a new life in Philadelphia. We learn that HIAS – the organization founded in 1881 to assist Jews fleeing pogroms – now welcomes persecuted refugees resettle in the US. But the family’s victory is short-lived.
A Palestinian family moves to Kibbutz Ketura. The founders of the kibbutz are former members of a Zionist youth movement who immigrated to Israel as a group and settled in the desert. Will the small desert kibbutz create a new chance for Israeli society as a whole?
Edith Stein, one of the most compelling women in Judeo-Christian history, the first and only Jewish patron saint of Europe, and a fearless advocate for women’s rights. The film follows Stein's courageous path in which she became a nun and challenged the Church to stand against the Holocaust.