22. - 28. 5. 2011. KINO EUROPA

Film Program

Film projections from 22. to 28. May, 2011., cinema Europa, Zagreb
The 5th Jewish Film Festival theme is "Women in Holocaust".


Special project related to teaching young people about the Holocaust, called "Educational Mornings"

Music Program

During the seven days of the Festival you will enjoy a very interesting music program that we prepared for you this year.

Thematic Exhibitions

An exhibition titled "Women in the Holocaust"

Talent Workshop

For Up-And-Coming Screenwriter, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors And Production Sound Recordists/Mixers

Arna’s Children

 R. Juliano Mer Khamis, Danniel Danniel, Documentary, 84 min.

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Juliano Mer Khamis was the son of Arna Mer, a Jewish woman, and Saliba Khamis, a Palestinian man. Juliano was one of Israel/Palestine’s leading actors. During the first Intifada, his mother Arna established an alternative educational program in Jenin Refugee Camp to compensate for the virtual collapse of the formal one due to the Israeli occupation. Among its activities was the “Stone Theatre” – a performance workshop that Juliano directed. Eight years after Arna’s death, and  five years after the theatre project ended, Juliano returned to the Camp to discover the tragic story of Arna’s children as childhood innocence is lost to war. Juliano himself was killed in Jenin in April 2011.

  • Title: Arna’s Children
  • Director: Juliano Mer Khamis, Danniel Danniel
  • Country: Israel / Nederlands
  • Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 84 min.
  • Genre: Documentary


  • IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2003
  • NYON Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland, April, 2004, Special Award and young jury award
  • Hot Docs Can.Int. Doc. Festival, Canada, April\May, 2004 Fipresci Prize- Best First Documentary Feature
  • Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA, May, 2004, First Prize- Best Documentary Feature
  • Prague One World Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, April, 2004, First Prize
  • Dutch Academy, Dutch Academy Award, 2005