Bruno runs a home for youth on the spectrum, while Malik runs an organization that trains teens from disadvantaged neighborhoods to care for these children. Against all odds, the two are determined to give the children a chance in the world. An exciting drama with a comic touch and a lot of heart.
Shortly after the death of his special uncles, Didier Frenkel descends into the basement of their shared home and finds a treasure: an ancient archive of animated films from Egypt starring Mish-Mish Effendi, the Arab equivalent of Mickey Mouse.
1931 pre-War Berlin, a haven of moral decadence and sexual ambiguity. American cabaret singer Sally Bowles meets British academic Brian Roberts. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of wealthy playboy complicates matters for them both.
Yuri Ahronovitch was one of the most prestigious conductors in the former Soviet Union. After he moved to Israel in 1972, he began performing worldwide. This tribute includes interviews with musicians, critics, and friends about this extraordinary man.
Renowned cartoonist, Michel Kichka’s graphic novel Second Generation, describes how Kichka’s father, Henri – the sole surviving member of his family – marked his children’s and grandchildren’s upbringing. This is an honest conversation between father and son.
The film retraces the spirit of solidarity of the Belgian Resistance who hid or helped Jewish children, often at the risk of their own lives. Former hidden children express their deep gratitude toward those who saved their lives…. A deeply moving work affirming the human spirit.
The film chronicles the centuries-old Ladino language and Sephardic food culture of the Jewish community in Turkey. This is a story of more than five centuries, and this documentary provides us with a glimpse of this past and taste of a fading yet evolving culture.
No Jewish divorce is complete without the man literally giving the woman her freedom back. Divorce Denied follows several ‘chained’ women together with Batya Kahana Dror, a religious lawyer, who embarks on a struggle against the rabbinical courts.
Inspired by Jewish French socialist politician and three-time Prime Minister, Léon Blum and his love affair with Janot Reichenbach. When they could finally be together, the Nazis arrived in France and Janot gave up her comfortable life to link her destiny to that of Léon Blum.
The Great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, who died in 1938 in one of Stalin’s concentration camps. The writer Andrei Sinyavsky, himself an exile, talks about Mandelstam’s wife Nadeshda, recites Mandelstam’s poems, and discusses Mandelstam’s position in Russian literature.
17-year-old Franz forms a singular friendship with Sigmund Freud at a Viennese tobacco shop. When Franz falls desperately in love, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically deteriorate, the three are swept into the maelstrom of events.
Eric Bednarski obtained an amateur 8mm film of archival footage of life inside the Warsaw Ghetto. Bednarski created a movie that combines the footage with testimonials, interviews with architects, and urban historians, and the Nazis’ unrealized plans for post-war Warsaw.
Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel – the first Muslim Arab to win MasterChef – is on a quest to make social change through food. And so, she founded the A-sham Arabic Food Festival, where Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on dishes. A film about hope and synergy.
Nevsu, Season 2 episode 1
Gili Challchao, a publicist of an Ethiopian origin is married to Tamar, an artist of an Ashkenazi origin. In the new season, again, Gili and Tamar will try to prove that they are a normal couple despite prejudice, and as usual, every encounter between their families becomes a funny scene of conflict.
Golden Gym Dir.: Tamir Aharoni, Gil McNeil | Simple Things Dir.: Liel Sharon Gur | Pop 30 Dir.: Shira Billig | The Shadow of the Sun Dir.: Ido Hartmann | The Last Caravan Dir.: Lev Brodinsky | romantica.com Dir.: Shay Fellner | The Black Sabbath Dir.: Shuki Gamliel
Underground filmmaker Barbara Rubin’s 1964 controversial masterpiece Christmas on Earth, shocked the New York experimental film scene. Barbara was seeking deeper meaning, converted to Hasidic Judaism and vanished. An illuminating documentary of this radical and enigmatic artist.
The film is based on the personal letters of Sigmund Freud, from his Jewish, through his childhood, and his family and work. The letters depict the family’s forced deportation from Austria and their experiences as exiles in London, where Freud passed away in 1939.
Ariela is an independently-minded artist living with her family in a Jewish neighborhood of Mexico City. Pressured to find an appropriate suitor, serendipity leads to Ivan, a non-Jewish writer who shows her a world of possibilities.
Arriving in France from North Africa with barely a suitcase in hand during the 1950s and 60s, these Sephardic immigrants and refugees became the stars and legends of French show-business: among them Enrico Macias, Robert Castel, Lucette Sahuquet, and Norbert Saada.
Kingdoms presents an intimate look at the Hassidic world. The third episode of this series, Her Suitable Helper, presents the daily lives of the male and female members of Israel’s Hassidic community.
A film journey into Vienna’s interior, built architecture from the city’s past, the city’s secret hidden beneath its foundations. It is the space of the psyche mapped in Vienna. The film presents the Viennese interior against the backdrop of Austria’s troubled past.
Roman Polanski’s new film takes us to 1895 Paris. Georges Picard, a young ambitious officer, watches convicted spy, Alfred Dreyfus, publicly humiliated and sentenced to life in prison. Picard is confident of his guilt. However, as Picard begins to investigate, doubts begin to arise.
The history of the Jews in Portugal. As the descendants of Portugal’s original Jewish residents, the Crypto-Jews lived in complete isolation believing that they were the last Jews on earth. With the arrival of many refugees from Nazi-Occupied Europe, Portugal becomes a vibrant Jewish center once more.
François Margolin, who served as producer of Claude Lanzmann’s last cinematic work, joined Lanzmann in North Korea and interviewed him between takes. Margolin employs intimate camera work to offer a glimpse into the thoughts of one of the greatest minds in cinema.
Nine months before his passing in 2016, Shimon Peres conducted a series of interviews – from his childhood in Belarus and youth in Palestine, to his various roles. Gracefully narrated by George Clooney, the film features interviews with, among others. Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Barbara Streisand.
Holocaust survivor Mika and his wife Sara decides they must get to Palestine. They meet on board a Haganah, but a British plane spots the ship off the coast of Haifa…. The Illegals tells the heroic story of Jewish illegal immigration to Israel. Restored digital version.
An overview of Jerusalem’s storied Rehavia neighborhood, past and present. Rehavia’s residents count among the first settlement leaders, renowned public figures, academics. But with the founding generation now gone, the neighborhood has changed greatly since the 1980s.
How did Joseph Pulitzer, once a penniless young Jewish immigrant, come to challenge a popular president and fight for freedom of the press as essential to our democracy? While he is remembered for the prize bearing his name, his personal heroic battles have been forgotten.
By the time he turned 35, Yaakov Smith was an ultra-orthodox married man with six children and a pillar in his community. Five years later, he left his family, his community, and Israel. It took him 20 years to return only this time as an observant woman.
During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo. Set in Havana, Miami Beach, New York, and the Catskill Mountains, The Mamboniks features a now retired of aficionados who share their passion for Latin music and dance.
In Part 3 of the Where to and Back: Welcome in Vienna trilogy, two Viennese Jews who emigrated to the USA and as members of the US army were sent back to Western, return to their home in Vienna, but no longer sure they belong there.