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- Against All Odds: Israel Survives
A thirteen-part documentary, on DVD, that examines the role that miracles have played in the survival of Israel. This collector's edition also includes the feature length movie, "Against All Odds."
- Broken Wings, a film by Nir Bergman.
This award winning Israeli film presents a realistic slice-of-life drama that follows a family as it starts to fall apart after the father's death, and how it is brought together again by a twist of fate. The movie is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
- The Flat, a documentary film written & directed by Arnon Goldfinger.
What began as a simple documentary to chronicle the 'cleaning out' his deceased grandmother's apartment quickly turns into an unsettling mystery when Arnon discovers that his Jewish grandparents had ties with a SS officer. This documentary follows Arnon as he tries to uncover the truth about this strange relationship...
- Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
A touching docudrama on the life of Yoni Netanyahu, using is own words and letters.
- Gentleman's Agreement & Hollywood's Israel Problem, by Moshe Phillips.
In 1947, Hollywood gave us "Gentleman's Agreement," a thoughtful and compelling portrait of anti-Semitism in America in the period directly after World War Two and the Holocaust... (article)
- A Hero's Story: Yoni Netanyahu, by Moshe Phillips.
A new movie about Yoni Netanyahu called Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story, played in a suburban Philadelphia suburb late in July just minutes away from where the hero of the Entebbe operation went to high school in the 1960s... (article)
- Holy Blood: When It's Holy for the Jews, When It's Holy for the Muslims, Even G-d Cannot Stop the Blood, written & directed by Itzik Lerner.
A four part documentary series that looks at some of the contentious issues surrounding The Temple Mount (Har haBáyit), The Tomb of the Patriarchs (The Cave of the Patriarchs or the Cave of Machpelah), Joseph's Tomb (Kever Yosef), and Rachel's Tomb (Kever Rakhel).
- The Hungarian Cube - A Journey with Andre Hajdu, a film by Gilad Inbar.
A tender and surprisingly detailed glimpse in the life and works of the famed Israeli composer, Andre Hajdu.
- The Kalusz I Thought I Knew, a film by Bernard Dichek.
After the war, Dichek's father, the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, left his hometown of Kalusz. He never returned, but his son did... This film follows Dichek as he returns to Kalusz to try to match up the stories his father told him about the town, with the truth of modern day life in the former Polish city.
- The Lessons of Survival: Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal, a film by Inna Rogatchi.
An insightful documentary that examines the life and works of the relentless Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, as told via his own words.
- My Herzl, a documentary film written & directed by Eli Tal-El.
An eclectic and informative journey through the lives and times of Theodor Herzl as seen through the eyes of a man who owns one of the largest collections of Herzl memorabilia in the world.
- Pursued, a documentary film written & directed by Menachem Roth.
A poignant documentary that follows a thirty-five-year-old man as he travels to Israel to confront the man who abused him 20 years earlier when he was in yeshiva.
- Waves of Memory, a film by Gad Aisen.
This documentary film tells the story of the Aliyah Bet ship, the Rafiach, that sank of the coast of Syrna, Greece with almost 800 immigrants and crew members on board. Most survived to tell the tale...
- When Do We Eat?, starring Michael Lerner, Shiri Appleby, Adam Lamberg, Cynda Williams, Jack Klugman, and Lesley Ann Warren.
A magical comedy that follows a dysfunctional family through one of the most memorable and life-changing Seder's of their lives.
- Zalmen, or the Madness of G-d, by Elie Wiesel.
Set in a post-Stalinist Russian synagogue on the eve of an appearance by a Western actring troupe, Elie Wiesel's play has been described as a cry of anguish about the collective guilt of"the Silent". Stars Dianne Wiest, Robert Prosky, Joseph Wiseman.
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