Jewish Film


Our catalog for films on Jewish culture, themes, and history. For more information contact: info@7thart.com

18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre

The secrets of a sacred chant from those who have been touched by it.

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400 Miles to Freedom

An Ethiopian Jew breaks his 20-year silence on being kidnapped while fleeing Ethiopia through Sudan to Israel as a child.

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49,172

49,172 Jews in Bulgaria escaped the atrocities of the Holocaust. This is their story.

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

The Krauses, an American couple, brought the single largest group of children out of Nazi Germany during the Holocaust...

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70 Hester Street

A short doc about director Casimir Nozkowski’s childhood home and how much of the past he could still see in it after he left. His story becomes...

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After The Silence

A suicide bomber from Jenin, blew himself up in the Arab-owned Matza Restaurant in Haifa, killing 15 people. Among the victims was Dov Chernobroda,...

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Aliyah Dada

Aliyah Dada uses the avant-garde style to bring the rich and tragic history of Jews in Romania to life, culminating in a new Jewish renaissance. ...

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And Then, Violence

After the January Paris terror attacks, and in an increasingly violent and anti-Semitic context, Rebecca, 22, Jewish Parisian girl questions...

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Away from the Tribe's Center

This is a story of six men and women who established in the 70s a Jewish-Palestinian Marxist movement named "The Workers Alliance" and attempted...

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Bad Faith

Clara, a Jew, and Ismael, an Arab, are a happy couple. When Clara becomes pregnant, they are over the moon. Everything's fine...until they......

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Bagels in the Blood

Third-generation owner of Montreal institution Fairmount Bagel, Irwin Shalafman recounts taking over the business from his father...

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Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story

MVP Al Rosen, The Hebrew Hammer of the 50's, is truly one of a kind in the history of baseball.

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Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots

Filmmaker Kenny Mann documents her parent's extraordinary lives and achievements in Africa as Jewish refugee immigrants to Kenya during World...

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Birobidzhan

There was once an independent communist state for Jews under Stalin. What became of Birobidzhan?

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A Bitter Taste of Freedom

The ultimate film about Anna Politkovksaya, Russian journalist killed in 2006.

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A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt

Otto Weidt manages to keep his employees – who are nearly all Jewish and blind – from the clutches of the Nazis. When his secretary is deported...

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Body and Soul: An American Bridge

The performance history of the most recorded song in jazz reveals influences, collaborations and conflicts between Blacks and Jews in American...

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Breakfast at Ina's

Ina Pinkney is a Chicago legend of the tastiest kind. Known around town as the “Breakfast Queen”, she has been feeding Chicagoans for the...

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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

A behind-the-scenes-of-Broadway look at the unique role of Jewish Americans in the creation of the modern American musical.

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Broken Mirrors

The ten-minute documentary "Broken Mirrors" tells the story of the filmmaker's lost identity, a Jewish heritage that had been suppressed for...

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Brothers

In Israel, two brothers are torn apart by the same things that tear apart their country: religion and politics.

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California Shmeer

350 years after the establishment of the first Jewish community in North America, Jewish food plays a central role in the American culinary experience....

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Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist

Chronicles of A Professional Eulogist uses hand-drawn (India ink, gouache and wax) animation to explore the role of those who minister to the...

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Circumcise Me: The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell

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Confrontation at Concordia

On September 9th, 2002, at Montreal's Concordia University, student union activists staged a violent protest to stop former Israeli Prime Minister...

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Demeter's Spring

The film draws a portrait of a Cemetery as it follows a single life cycle observing the cemetery as it withers and blooms again.

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Destination Unknown

They survived but could they be free?

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The Dybbuk: A Tale of Wandering Souls

Every year 30,000 Hasidim flock to Ukraine visiting their leader’s grave -- where thousands of Jews were slaughtered in 1768.

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Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-screen

Edgar G. Ulmer emigrated from Austria and worked on the fringes of Hollywood, where he was named "King of the B's"; forgotten and rediscovered,...

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Escapeland

“Escapeland” follows a love story that develops against-all-odds between Eshel, a young Israeli woman from a kibbutz and Adel, a Sudanese...

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Evan Kaufmann: Father's Land

Should Jewish-American hockey player Evan Kaufmann continue playing in Germany despite the fact many family members were killed in the Holocaust?...

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Exodus 1947

The ship that launched a nation.

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Eyewitness

A compelling examination of the lives of three artists who witnessed and painted the horrors of the Holocaust.

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Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran, and the Revolt of Islam

"Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and The Revolt of Islam" reaches the unavoidable conclusion that Western and Israeli misunderstanding of Islam is...

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Farewell to My Country

In 1968, following student demonstrations, Poland expelled the last remaining Jews from what once was the largest Jewish settlement in the world,...

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Finding Babel

Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution...

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Freedom Fighters of NILI

Freedom Fighters of NILI tells the forgotten story of a Jewish espionage network that changed history by assisting the British liberate Palestine...

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Freedom Runners

A heroic teacher fights for social justice for refugees at a time when the plight of refugees worldwide has never been of greater importance....

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From Shtetl to Swing

Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe, kissed the shtetl goodbye and migrated to America. Turning...

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The Fuehrer Gives the Jews a City

The SS, seeking to exploit the beautification efforts undertaken at Theresienstadt in preparation for the Red Cross visit of June 23, 1944, decided......

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German Shepherd

Are we born to do good or are we here just to save ourselves? This animated film provides disconcerting answers.

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Gevald

Gevald was born out of a sense of urgency as the queer community in Jerusalem faced real and serious threats. It was a spontaneous initiative...

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God's Messengers

A powerful inside look at the group of Jewish settlers who inhabit the unauthorized outpost of Havat Gilad.

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HAG: The Story of the Hasidic Actors' Guild

A serio-comic hybrid of fact and fiction chronicling the life of Yisrael "Izzi" Lifschutz.

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Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion

Hannah Cohen can’t wait to make her Holy Communion – only problem is, she’s Jewish!

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The Holy Gathering

Three personal stories of third generation children of the Israeli communist utopia, the Kibbutz.

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Holy Land Hardball

HOLY LAND HARDBALL is an engaging account of their dream to bring America's pastime to the Middle East.

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Honorable Ambassador

Mickey Arbel, the Israeli Ambassador to Camerooon, sets out on a long and exhausting journey into the African country's deep jungles and arid...

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In Heaven, Underground

IN HEAVEN, UNDERGROUND is an enchanting journey into history that celebrates life and the immortality of memories.

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In the Name of the Temple

The ascent of religious Zionism in Israel and its concrete impact on peace efforts with Palestine.

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In the Shadow of King David

Living with King David is no fun. Just ask the people of Silwan, a Palestinian village just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Since...

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Inherit the Earth

INHERIT THE EARTH traces the hasty preparations for the Pope's visit to the Holy Land in 2000. Adam, an Israeli contractor, was hired to prepare...

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Iranium

Iranium is a feature-length documentary on the Iranian nuclear threat, and the ideology fueling the regime.

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Isn't This a Time!

WASN'T THAT A TIME (1981) took a winsome look at the seemingly last reunion of the legendary folk group The Weavers. Nearly two decades later,...

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Israel in a Time of Terror

Terror bombing after terror bombing, day after day. A sidewalk cafe becomes as dangerous as a military outpost. A simple trip to the supermarket...

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Israel Inside

Israel Inside explores the triumph of the human spirit. Israelis, surrounded by enemies, have turned a desert with hardly any natural resources...

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Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

He's been called an idiot, a monkey, and a comic genius. Find out who the man behind the clown really is.

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Junction

The Junction is an obscure crossroad in the Gaza Strip, separating the Israeli settlement of Nezarim from the Palestinian refugee camp of Nussierat....

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Kibbutz

Kibbutz Hulata is located in the Upper Galilee. For 5 years Racheli Schwartz has been following the collapse and disintegration of her home....

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The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, is a feature-length documentary about the Grammy Award-winning, New York-based, klezmer band. The Klezmatics...

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Kosher Gefilte-Film

For many years it was prohibited for the ultra orthodox Jews to be filmed or photographed or to express themselves freely in any media. Since...

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The Last Blintz

An iconic Manhattan eatery is about to close its doors forever. Is "progress" worth the loss of our cherished landmarks & sense of community?...

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The Last Jew from Drohobych

The story Alfred Schreyer tells is so remarkable that a lifetime is not sufficient to comprehend it. But this is the everyday, gruesome, uncanny...

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The Last Jewish Town

At the beginning of the 18th century, the "mountain Jews" of north Azerbaijan were given a portion of land to run their lives according to Jewish...

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The Last Survivor

Four Tragedies. Four journeys. One purpose. Survivors of genocide, from the Holocaust to Rwanda inspiring tolerance and a civic response.

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The Law

A fascinating drama about a fascinating woman, skilled politician and resolute fighter for women's rights!

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Leaving the Fold

LEAVING THE FOLD is a documentary film, which tells the story of five young people born and raised within the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world who......

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Life & Hummus

A Jewish American travels through picturesque Israel in hopes of finding the world’s best hummus.

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Liga Terezin

It was a game against the Nazis...

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Lost Town

An obsessive search to understand the Nazi-obliterated town, Trochenbrod, made famous by Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything Is Illuminated."

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Love During Wartime

A real, modern-day tale of Romeo and Juliet. Two fated lovers, one Israeli and one Palestinian, fight against the world with their only weapon:...

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The Main Suspect

When the Al Aqsa Intifada broke, some Israeli Arabs participated in violent demonstrations inside Israel. Following, twelve Arab Israelis, one...

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Make Me a Match

"Have I got a nice Jewish girl/boy for you!" has been a familiar rallying cry among the Jewish people for over 5000 years. How these matches...

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The Man Who Shot Hollywood

From Garbo to Swanson the greatest photographs never seen...

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Marion's Triumph

In 1938 the Blumenthals began their journey to America as refugees from Nazi Germany. Just before departing from Rotterdam, the Germans invaded...

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Mayor of the West Side

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The Memory Thief

THE MEMORY THIEF is the story of Lukas - an aimless, young man in contemporary L.A. who buries thoughts of his own past in the humdrum routine...

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The Milk Trial

Based on a true story, a young Jewish girl living in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco gives birth to a baby from her forbidden love.

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Mom, Dad, I'm Muslim

After converting to Islam four years ago despite her family's differences, 22-year-old Maor Davidovich is ready to meet her Muslim husband......

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Monsieur Mayonnaise

An epic adventure starring artists, werewolves, heroes, Nazis, a comic book & baguettes ….with lashings of French mayonnaise!

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Morgenthau

Three Men. Three Generations. One Fight.

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Moses on the Mesa

A real-life story of a German Jewish immigrant who became governor of the Native American tribe of Acoma during the days of the Wild West and......

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My Brother's Keeper

The tale of one of the best kept secrets about the evolving story of the re-creation of the Sovereign State Of Israel.

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My Champion

With his title as "Boxing Champion of Israel" and a one-way ticket to New York, Merhav Mohar takes off for the United States. Leaving anxious......

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My First Wedding

The day of his wedding, Adrian makes a little mistake which aims to hide from Leonora, his fiancee, to avoid problems. But far from avoiding...

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The Nazi Officer's Wife

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into the Jewish ghetto. Knowing she would become a...

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The New Samaritans

On the mountain Gerizim located between Palestine and Israel live the most ancient people in the world, the Samaritans. They call both Arabs...

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Nobody Home

Holy Mt. Olives, Jerusalem: people of the three religions search for meaning, faith, and redemption.

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Only in America

ONLY IN AMERICA follows Joseph Lieberman's landmark political progress from the 2000 Gore/Lieberman presidential race to his recent announcement...

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Oriental

In the aftermath of the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations at Camp David in 2000, Avi Nesher filmed a series of conversations...

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Photographer

In 1987, about 400 color slides photographed between 1939 and 1943 in the Lodz Chetto in Poland, surfaced in mint condition in Vienna. They were...

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The Pink Triangle and the Nazi Cure for Homosexuality

The Nazi doctor who experimented on prisoners in search for a cure for homosexuality.

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Portrait of Wally

The story of a Nazi-looted painting, Egon Schiele's “Portrait of Wally,” that was discovered on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in...

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The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres

What would you sacrifice for what you believe? A life in search of peace. Shimon Peres, the last leader of Israel's founding generation.

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Pur

Rare archival footage shows underground plays staged by groups of Jewish dissidents during the Soviet regime, when all expression of Jewish culture...

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Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story

David Steinberg’s incredible career influenced a generation and now, after 25 years, he returns to the stage in this exceptional biography....

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Rachel is

Charlotte Glynn moves home to chronicle her sister Rachel's last year in school. Rachel is developmentally disabled and Rachel Is documents the...

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There Are Jews Here

The untold stories of four once thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on.

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Recognition (Hakara)

An intimate portrait of surprisingly different women in a war stricken land.

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The Return

How do you build your identity when your past has been stripped away?

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A Reuben By Any Other Name

Are All Reubens Created Equal?

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Reverence

A short doc exploring the phenomenon of custom and branded yarmulkes in Jewish-American communities.

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Salonica

SALONICA is about Thessaloniki, the northern Greek city at the crossroads of the Orient and Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean.What makes...

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Saving Nur

She risks everything in order to save her daughter's life.

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The Seder

When openly gay Leo decides to bring his boyfriend Mitchell home for the first time at his family’s Passover Seder, the boundaries of love...

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Shiva (The Seven Days)

For seven days a large family of Moroccan descent observes the Jewish mourning ritual of Shiva when a brother dies. Living together again reveals...

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Shooting for Home

Exiled from his racially-charged Florida town, African American basketball star Kevin Bradshaw finds redemption thousands of miles from home...

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The Silenced Walls

15 minutes away from Paris’ city center hidden in plain sight and untouched by time: the Drancy internment camp is now public housing.

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Sister Wife

In 1969, weary of the harsh way of life in the U.S. ghettos and motivated by a sense of lack of origin, a number of African-Americans moved to......

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Six Days

Although the fighting lasted only six days in June of 1967, the effects of the Six Day War are still apparent today. On its 40th anniversary,...

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Steal a Pencil for Me

1943: Holland is under Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina at a birthday party - a 20-year-old beauty...

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The Sturgeon Queens

The story of the famed Lower East Side smoked fish emporium Russ & Daughters and the Jewish immigrant family who has run it for 100 years and...

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Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

A Jewish teenager and an injured soldier join a doomed plot to kill Hitler.

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Suskind

The true story of Jewish resistance hero Walter Suskind.

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Taliya.Date.com

Taliya's comic-tragic quest for finding love in the estranged world of Internet dating.

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Talk to Me

In 1985, Mark Craig bought an answer machine. He then kept every message it recorded… for 20 years! ‘Talk To Me’ is a personal life journey...

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Tangled Up in Bob

"Bob Dylan may be the Shakespeare of our time," says BJ Rolfzen, Dylan's high school English teacher. Even Shakespeare had parents and a home...

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Time to Say Goodbye

Lovesick Simon faces manhood, first love, and other pubescent disasters in this laugh-out-loud comedy.

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Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom

TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM is a personal and intimate journey into the life and career of one of Hollywood's last silver screen icons.

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Torah Treasures and Curious Trash

Jo Milgrom's outsider art mixes Torah and trash.

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The Tour Guide

A look at the life and work of Nirit Ben Joseph, an Israeli immigrant in Germany who gives ‘Holocaust’ tours at key historical sites.

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Transit

Transit examines what it means to be a family and what it means to be a stranger, within one's home and in a foreign land.

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Vegetative Love

A meditation exploring the place of trees in urban landscapes, arid desert planes, farming communities, and fields across Israel-Palestine.

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Victor Young Perez

Victor "Young" Perez , tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible true story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight...

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What We Left Behind

This short documentary chronicles the final journey of 49 Torah scrolls framed in the turbulent history of the Iraqi Jewish people.

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Wherever You Go

Two women's lives change when Zuhara, on her way to her sister's wedding even though she's estranged from her Orthodox family, picks up Neriman,...

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Who the Jew Are You?

When Alan Goldman's son was born, he was not only faced with the decision of whether to circumcise him but also with the realization that Sacha......

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A Wing and a Prayer

The little-known story of WWII aviators who risked their lives and U.S. citizenships in 1948 to prevent what they viewed as a second Holocaust......

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Wings of Change

Negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are stuck, but one man is waging a battle for coexistence with the aid of barn owls...

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You Never Know

There are two questions you can ask another human being: “What are you?” and “Who are you?” If you ask “What are you” – you destroy...

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