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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".

Education

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

Blood Relation

 R. Noa Ben Hagai, Documentary, 75 min.

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Synopsis

At 14, my grandmother’s sister disappeared from her home in Israel.
Years later, she started sending my family letters with a desperate plea for contact, written from a refugee camp where she lived as an Arab.
My family chose to turn their backs.
I discovered her letters after my grandmother died and set out on an emotional quest to uncover the past and to reveal the story of my torn up family.

Noa Ben Hagai, Director

The director, granddaughter to Pnina’s sister, tracks the family secret and finds that Pnina’s children, who live in a refugee camp, only half an hour away from her home in Tel Aviv, have been waiting for their Jewish relatives to call for years.

Renewing the contact between the families leads to unpredictable events that take place in front of the camera, involving all in a moving saga.

  • Title: Blood Relation
  • Director: Noa Ben Hagai
  • Country: Israel
  • Year: 2009
  • Running Time: 75 min.
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Stars: Hiam Abbass - Pnina’s voice

Awards

  • Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award - 12. Ljubljana Doc Film Festival (Slovenia, March 2010)
  • Second Award for Best Documentary – DocAviv, Documentary FF (Israel, May 2010)
  • Best Asian Documentary Award - Shanghai TV Festival
  • Magnolia Award for Best Asian Documentary (China, June 2010)
  • Best Documentary Award – The International Women's Film Festival (Israel, September 2010)
  • Ulysses Award, Montpellier- Best Documentary 2010

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