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Lost islands, Reshef Levi

Godina je 1980, a mjesto Kefar Sava, gradić jednostavnih ljudi u Izraelu.  Obitelj Levy je sretna, bučna, šarolika i složna obitelj s osam članova. Otac je građevinar po struci i fanatično uzgaja kaktuse koje nalazi u okolini te stalno propovijeda djeci o važnosti ispunjenja snova. Čovjek bez sna, kako otac kaže, mrtav je čovjek.  Majka [...]

Saviors in the night, Ludi Boeken

SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT (UNTER BAUERN) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried {named Menne} and their little daughter Karin from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the [...]

I want to remember he wants to forget, Eitan Oren

Fifty years ago in Skopje, Macedonia, Solomon Adizes and his son Isaac were sent by the Italians and Bulgarians to a concentration camp. Disguised as Muslims, they managed to escape to Albania, where they found sanctuary with Muslim villagers. Solomon pretended to be a doctor and earned a reputation throughout the entire region. After the [...]

As seen through these eyes, Hilary Helstein

As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about the human [...]

Strangers, Erez Tadmor/ Guy Nattiv

6 days in the lives of Eyal , an Israeli living in a kibutz, and Rana, a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely. Eyal, who came to meet his accidental girlfriend, and Rana who came to cheer the [...]

Into the Arms of Strangers, Mark Jonathan Harris

The stunning, heartrending documentary feature directed by Mark Jonathan Harris and narrated by Judi Dench, details the rescue of 10,000 German, Austrian, and Czechoslovakian Jewish children just prior to the outbreak of WWII. A labor of love for producer Deborah Oppenheimer, whose mother was part of the kindertransport, the documentary combines powerful testimonies from now [...]

The House on August Street, Ayelet Bargor

The House on August Street  tells the remarkable, unknown story of Beate Berger, a German Jew who single-handedly rescued over 100 children during the Holocaust, smuggling them from Berlin to Palestine in the 1930s. Berger, founder of the  “ Beith Ahawah”  (House of Love) Children’s Home, was quick to recognize the Nazi threat and resolved [...]

Simon Konianski, Micha Wald

Simon Konianski, 35, has returned to live temporarily with his father. They make life unbearable for each other. To add spice to this situation, Uncle Maurice and Aunt Mala, Ernest’s brother and sister, meddle in everything and, notably, try to find a “nice little Jewish girl” for Simon to marry. When Ernest passes away, Simon [...]

The Tunnel, Gennady Kuchuk

Two enemies trapped together way down in the depths of a weapon smuggling tunnel, under the Israeli-Gaza border.

Hidden children, Fabrice Genestal

Robert and Gérald Finaly, two little Jewish boys, are hidden fiom the Nazis in a French Catholic orphanage during World War II while their parents are deported and die in concentration camps. Their aunt who lives in Israel asks for the orphans. But the Church refuses to give them back, having them baptised, converted and [...]

The woman from Sarajevo, Ella Alterman / Ruth Diskin

Sara Pizatnich, the protagonist of the film, travels with her daughter Stella back to their home town, Sarajevo. Zineba Hardaga, Sara’s mother, was the first Muslim woman to be honored as a “Righteous among the Nations”. Zineba’s family hid the Jewish Kabilio family during World War II, thus saving them from certain death…

Forgotten transport to Estonia, Lukas Pribyl / Lukáš Přibyl

On September 5, 1942, a transport of a thousand Czech Jews arrives to Estonia. Several dozen young women are separated and as their families board blue buses, the girls are required to help load the luggage onto trucks. When they reach the Jägala camp, they are in for a shock. After a thorough body search, [...]

The Brothers Warner, Cass Warner

THE BROTHERS WARNER is an intimate portrait of the four film pioneers who founded and ran Warner Bros. for over 50 years. Its written, directed and in the voice of Cass Warner Sperling, Harry Warners granddaughter. Their epic story includes never before seen photos and footage and unfolds through the eyes of family members and [...]

The key from Spain, Ankica Petrovic

According to legend, when the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, they took with them the keys to their homes and their synagogues in the hope that they would one day return. They never did return, but their spanish cultural heritage remained a powerful influence on their lives and their art.In this uplifting tale [...]

Ajami, Scandar Copty / Yaron Shani

A powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood-a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians-and told through the eyes of a cross-section of the city’s inhabitants: a young Israeli (Shahir Kabaha) fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian refugee (Ibrahim Frege) working illegally to [...]

On the Road to Tel Aviv, Khen Shalem

(Croatian) Khen Shalem

Berlin 36, Kaspar Heidelbach

Berlin, 1936. The U.S. threatens to boycott the Olympic games because of Hitler’s racial policies. They insist that Nazi Germany allow Jews on their team, and specifically demand the participation of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann (Karoline Herfurth), the leading high jumper of her time. The Nazis reluctantly decide to include her, but to make [...]

Righteous Stepinac, Jakov Sedlar

Righteous Stepinac is the only film entirely about Blessed Alojzije Stepinac, and key events for the Croatian people in the 20 century…

Killing Kasztner, Gaylen Ross

Israel’s most inflammatory political trial and assassination of the 1950s, of Rezso Kasztner, including the first chilling interview with his murderer…. How much should you negotiate with the enemy? In Israel, the debate over that question evoked fury to the point of assassination. Such was the case of Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who tried to [...]

Stars will never die, Helene Maimann

Thousands of young people took part in the biggest contemporary history project of Austria’s Second Republic – “A Letter To the Stars”, and concerned themselves with the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime of terror. Four of them accompanied four survivors, victims and rescuers during the filming of the documentary “The Stars will Never [...]

Where are you going Moshe?, Hassan Benjellon

In the beginning of 1960s after Morocco gained its independence, great number of Moroccan Jews secretly left the country to go to Israel. Jews from a little town of Bejjad gathered around their rabbi to prepare for the departure. But there’s trouble: can Berbeq’ha, crazy guy who thinks he is a general, go as well? [...]

God and Co., Stephen & Joel Levinson

EPISODE 1, 3′: Not if You Were the Last Panda on Earth Aboard Noah’s ark, some of God’s creatures won’t get with the program. Featuring the voices of Bob Balaban, Jonathan Katz, Tami Sagher, Aaron Bleyaert and Jess Lane. EPISODE 2, 3′: Getting There is Half the Fun Moses leads the people to the promised [...]

Adieu meres, Mohamed Ismail

The year is 1960, the place Morocco. Brahim a Muslim, and Henry a Jew are associates in a sawmill. They are boned by a friendship that stretches back to their childhood. Fatima and Ruth, their respective wives are also close and work in the same insurance company. Fatima cannot have children and she is particularly [...]

Mauricette, Eli Tauber / Zoran Kubura

Documentary “Mauricette” is a memory of a family which culturally and intellectually marked the center of Sarajevo after the WWII. At the same time, it is a story about big love, humanity and sacrifice. The film is showing us lives of two brave people who saved one Jewish kid from Nazi destruction. The Holocaust museum [...]

The song of life, Tony Lykouressis

The odyssey of the Jewish community on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), from the mid-15th century to the present day. In particular the film describes the case, unique in the whole of Europe, of a Jewish community that did not lose a single one of its approximately 300 members during the Nazi occupation of Greece [...]

Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust, Pierre Sauvage

Film provides the challenging testimony of Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook), a Palestinian Jew who came to America in 1940.  After seeing the November 1942 news reports indicating that the State Department had confirmed that the Jews of Europe were being mass murdered, the “Bergson Group” struggled to make saving the Jews of Europe an American [...]

No.4 Street of our Lady, Barbara Bird / Judy Maltz & Richie Sherman

No. 4 Street of Our Lady tells the remarkable, yet little-known, story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman who rescued 15 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust by cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer.  On the eve of World War II, more than 6,000 Jews lived in Sokal, a small town in [...]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Mark Herman

Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences… Awards: British Independent Film Awards (Best Actress), Chicago International Film Festival [...]

Eyes wide open, Haim Tabakman

Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox  Jewish community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four  children. One day, he meets Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, and  soon falls in love with him. He then starts to neglect his family and  community life, swept away by his love and [...]

The Kiddush Man, Yitz Brilliant

A coming-of-age drama set in Israel, about 10-year-old Yoni, who each Sabbath attempts to sneak past curmudgeonly Mr. Katz into kiddush before the end of services.  But one day, Mr Katz is no where to be found. Awards: New York Jewish Student Film Festival (Best Short), National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, ASCAP Grant

Good evening Mr. Wallenberg, Kjell Grede

Raoul Wallenberg, aged 32, arrived in Budapest in July, 1944, on a life and death mission. His approach was unorthodox and his methods unconventional. In six short months he made possible the largest and most successful rescue of Jews during World War II. Raoul Wallenberg was taken prisoner by the Russians on January 17th, 1945. [...]

The Danish Solution, Karen Cantor / Camilla Kjærulff

The Danish Solution is about how the Jews in Denmark, helped by a massive citizen-driven action, escaped the Holocaust. This documentary presents an in-depth look at this remarkable episode in twentieth century Europe, highlighting unique characters and exploring why this rescue happened in Denmark and only there… Awards: CINE Golden Eagle Award, Lenore Marwil Jewish [...]

The camp in Staro sajmiste, Marko Popović / Srđan Mitrović

The camp in Staro sajmiste was established by the Nazis in December 1941 on the territory of present-day Zemun which was then a part of the pro-Fascist puppet state of Independent State of Croatia – NDH. The Jewish camp in Sajmište – Judenlager Semlin, was one of the first concentration camps in Europe designated for [...]

House of Life, Allan Miller

This solemn yet joyous documentary tells the story of The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, the site of layer upon layer of buried members of the once-vibrant Jewish community of the ghetto. Two thirds of a million people from all over the world now visit the cemetery each year, and House of Life chronicles its [...]

Stars will never die, Helene Maimann

Thousands of young people took part in the biggest contemporary history project of Austria’s Second Republic – “A Letter To the Stars”, and concerned themselves with the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime of terror. Four of them accompanied four survivors, victims and rescuers during the filming of the documentary “The Stars will Never [...]

A Matter of Size, Sharon Maymon/Erez Tadmor

A group of fat people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with the dictatorship of diets. They leave their dieting club and discover the world of sumo, where fat people like them are honored and appreciated. “A Matter of Size” is a movie about the coming out of the closet of fat [...]

Around Trip, Gur Bentwich

Joan of Arc, on her way to meet Zappa 69, runs into a man without a mobile, who changes the course of her life forever, or at least for the following hour Awards: Jerusalem Film Festival Awards (Best Short film)

Journey to Jerusalem, Ivan Nitchev

Two kids, German Jews accompanied by an old uncle are trying to escape from the raging fascists towards the land of their ancestors – Palestine. They have to reach Istanbul by train and then to proceed on board of a ship. The sudden death  of the uncle is the reason why the brother and sister [...]

The ships are full, Konstantin Bonev

The story we want to tell you happened during the years of the Second World War to thousands of children. Under the circumstances, they were Jewish children. In other time, under different circumstances they could have been our children. Our story is a reconstruction of a journey. The full of danger journey of a few [...]

Weapons of the Spirit, Pierre Sauvage

Sauvage’s much acclaimed, multi-award-winning feature documentary has been revised and updated since its original release in 1989.  One of the most widely used teaching tools about the Holocaust in classrooms in the United States—although not as yet in France—Weapons of the Spirit tells the story of the area of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France, the mostly [...]

Defamation, Yoav Shamir

What is anti-Semitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? In his continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint, 5 Days, Flipping Out) travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the “oldest hatred”, and comes up with some startling answers. In this irreverent quest, he follows American Jewish leaders [...]

Pizza in Auschwitz, Moshe Zimerman

Danny Chanoch, a Holocaust Survivor, has finally persuaded his grown-up children, Miri and Sagi, to travel with him to the death camps’ remains in Lithuania and Poland. Along with them, he wants to fulfill a life-long fantasy: spending the night in his old barracks in Auschwitz.. Awards: Prize of the Youth Jury of the Filmschule, [...]

The Loners, Renen Schorr

They were all on their own – two rejected foreigners, Russian speaking immigrants without family or friends. And if that wasn’t enough, they were accused of treason. Even though they pleaded not guilty and demanded a retrial to prove their innocence, no one paid any attention to their demands. But Glory and Sasha, the two [...]