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

Lone Samaritan

 R. Barak Heymann, Documentary, 55 min.

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As a tiny sect constantly in danger of extinction, the Samaritans have very harsh rules about assimilation. After Sophie Tzdaka and her three sisters left the community, one after the other, the family became subject to terrible physical and mental harassment by sect members. Director Barak Heymann (Bridge over the Wadi, Dancing Alfonso) follows Sophie, who is the youngest daughter as well as a TV personality, on a journey to her family’s open wounds in an attempt to understand who the real victim of their shattered home was. Lone Samaritan is a touching father-daughter journey, which raises universal issues of belonging, faith and identity, and forces its heroes to confront the difficult isolation of those who seek a personal path within a closed tribal world.

  • Title: Lone Samaritan
  • Director: Barak Heymann
  • Country: Israel
  • Year: 2009
  • Running Time: 55 min.
  • Genre: Documentary


  • Best Documentary - Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2010
  • Best Documentary - Israeli documentary filmmakers forum competition 2010
  • Special Price of the Creative Documentary Jury - Paris Human Rights Film Festival, 2011