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

Teacher Irena

 R. Itamar Chen, Documentary, 52 min.

4 5 30 40


The lives of 26 children have undergone a significant change this year.

Irena is a third grade teacher in an elementary school in the “Katamonim” neighborhood in Jerusalem, a place of poverty and unemployment. Native born Israelis and children of immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union attend the same school. Many of the pupils can barely read or write and a few of these 8-year-olds go out and work after school.

Her private life isn’t simple either. Irena, a Russian immigrant, lives in the same neighborhood, raising her 8-year-old son on her own, in her run-down project housing apartment.

The film Teacher Irena documents a full academic year in Irena’s class. It portrays the very human, yet almost miraculous, teacher and the power of positive action in a place where so many have already given up.

  • Title: Teacher Irena
  • Director: Itamar Chen
  • Country: Israel
  • Year: 2010
  • Running Time: 52 min.
  • Genre: Documentary