TRAVEL – FROM TEMPLE TO SYNAGOGUES: ABSENCE AND PRESENCE
Documentary France (2018) 90 minutes | English
Direct Link to film: https://vimeopro.com/celialowenstein/travel/video/309182427
Starting in Jerusalem, the film explores the historic destruction and reconstruction of the Temple. On the island of Djerba off the coast of Tunisia, on the Iberian Peninsula, the film discovers synagogues who survived the ebb and flow of history. The film also takes the viewers into all five synagogues of the Venice Ghetto and to Budapest, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest in Europe, remains an example of a living sacred space which remains intact. In the New World, Frank Lloyd Wright along with the guidance of Rabbi Mortimer Cohen, together design a modern synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
WINTER SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT
Drama Israel (2013) 20 minutes| Hebrew w/English Subtitles
Direct Link to film: https://player.vimeo.com/video/65261866
During Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Week, an introverted high-school senior must decide whether to break away with old traditions in a competition to win over the girl of his dreams.
Comedy USA (2011) 6 minutes | English
Direct Link to film: https://youtu.be/zVeoZ_p6DyU
Josh is a young secular Jewish professional living in Montreal's Mile End Neighborhood. One night he's confronted by a group of Hasidic men who accuse him of having thrown a rock at them and of anti-Semitism.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE BEATLES
Documentary Israel (2013) 4 minutes | English
Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/60773621
Henry Grossman shares a few of his favorite photographs of the Beatles, who he photographed in the 1960s, when he had unprecedented access to the Fab Four.
Animated Netherlands (2011) 7 minutes
Direct Link to film: https://udoprinsen.com/audition-info/
Award winning short. In a concentration camp a young boy is auditioning for the camps orchestra. He leaves his father behind and walks the long and cold distance to the place what really is an execution site.
Drama Israel (2009) 24 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Direct Link: https://youtu.be/BMZ7FeEzCwI
Segal’s life of confined existence is about to change when an unforeseen opportunity knocks.
Animated|Israel (2018) 16 minutes | English
Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/389718671
In 1950 Tel Aviv, a mother and her son receive a telegram with an invitation for a phone call from America.
THE LAST SCHVITZ
Documentary | UK (2018) 10 minutes | English
Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/389727912
A group of men meet at a Turkish baths in Bayswater, London regularly to practice an ancient healing ritual known as 'schmeissing'.
PRINCIPLE OF GRACE
Drama Israel (2015) 18 minutes | Hebrew w/English Subtitles
Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/240720718 Rita, a nurse for the Social Welfare Department, is accompanied by Mali, a student, as she makes her house calls.
THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM
Animated USA (2018) 19 minutes | English
Direct Link to film: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-number-on-great-grandpas-arm
A conversation between a boy and his great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor, is woven with historical footage and animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe.
Comedy UK (2002) 30 minutes | English
Direct Link to film: https://youtu.be/st9sa8FF6l8
Mrs Meitlemeihr is a film that dares to ask one of the greatest what-if-questions of the century.
Drama Australia(2012) 9 minutes | Yiddish w/English Subtitles
Direct Link to film: https://vimeo.com/52346935
God has decided. A marriage has been arranged. In a little house on the outskirts of a Shtetl (Jewish village), fate has brought Yoni and Sarah together to make the biggest decision of their lives.
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