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Complete Film Festival 2012 List

Article of Hope

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An Article of Hope

The late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon went to space with the ill-fated Columbia shuttle in 2003 with a Bergen-Belsen Torah.

Following the Film

Meet Rona Ramon, Ilan Ramon's wife, Dan Cohen, the film's director, and Garrett Reisman, friend of Ilan's and fellow astronaut.

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Crime After Crime Crime After Crime

Joshua Safran, an Orthodox Jew and a tenacious attorney, assumes pro bono representation of Deborah Peagler, a poor African-American woman accused of murder.

Documentary

Following the Film

Meet Joshua Safran, the film's tenaciaous attorney, and Yoav Potash, the filmmaker.

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David David

A Muslim boy, son of a Brooklyn imam, discovers friendship with several modern Orthodox boys who assume he is Jewish.

Drama

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Dr Pomerantz Dr. Pomerantz

A down-on-his luck Tel Aviv psychologist played by Assi Dayan comes up with a scheme to lease his high-rise apartment to patients who want to end it all.

Drama

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Dusk Dusk

A tragic hit and run accident on an Israeli road, caused by a single moment of carelessness, affects numerous lives.

Drama

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Follow Me: The Jonathan Netanyahu story Follow Me:
The Yoni Netanyahu Story

Yoni Netanyahu was killed in 1976 leading the successful mission to rescue hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. A look at the life of an Israeli hero.

Documentary

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Foreign Letters

TEEN SCREEN
Foreign Letters

A 12-year-old Israeli girl who moves to the U.S with her parents, develops a close and meaningful relationship with a Vietnamese immigrant's daughter.

Family - For Teens

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God's Fiddler : Jascha Heifetz God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz

The definitive violinist of the 20th century has devoted his life to the pursuit of musical excellence. A masterful look.

Documentary

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Hava Nagila Hava Nagila (The Movie)

The glorious story of the universally loved Hebrew song. From its roots as a traditional Ukranian melody, it became the signature theme song for Jewish life.

Documentary

Following the Film

Enjoy a live musical performance by Veretski Pass, a trio playing historical klezmer music of Eastern Europe.

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Hitler's Children Hitler's Children

A German-speaking Israeli interviews the descendants of some of Nazi Germany's infamous leaders, including Himmler, Göring, and Höss.

Documentary

Following the Film

Meet Chanoch Ze'evi, the film's director.

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Joanna Joanna

A young Polish woman waits for her husband to return from a Nazi POW camp and gives shelter to a young Jewish girl.

Drama

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Kaddish For a Friend Kaddish For a Friend (Kaddisch für einen Freund)

Arab teenagers in a German town vandalize the apartment of an elderly Jew. In a twist, the victim and one of the teens develop a strong and mutual bond.

Drama

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Mabul Mabul (The Flood)

An Israeli boy, living in a dysfunctional family and bullied daily at school, awaits his bar mitzvah. The delicate balance of the entire household is overturned when his older brother, who is autistic, suddenly returns to live at home.

Drama

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My Australia My Australia

A single mother raises two sons that join an anti-Semitic street gang, unaware that they are, in fact, Jewish.

Drama

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Nicky's Family Nicky's Family

Nicholas Winton, now 100 years old, organized the Kindertransport program, rescuing more than 600 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia in 1939.

Docudrama

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Remembrance Remembrance

A Brooklyn Jewish woman, who escaped from a WWII forced labor camp, discovers that a Polish man who saved her and helped her escape is still alive.

Drama

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Shalom Sesame KIDS SCREEN
Shalom Sesame

Featuring well-known American performing artists, the beloved Sesame Street characters travel to Israel where they learn about Jewish holidays and traditions.

Family

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Sonny Boy Sonny Boy

Based on a true story, a young Black man from Dutch Guiana emigrates to Holland, marries a Dutch woman, and shelters Dutch Jews during the Nazi occupation.

Drama

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Standing Silent Standing Silent

The editor of a Baltimore Jewish newspaper campaigns against the sexual abuse of children in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Documentary

Following the Film

Meet Scott Rosenfelt, the film's director, via Skype.

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The Day I Saw Your Heart The Day I Saw Your Heart

Moving from one boyfriend to another, a Parisian woman is unable to find love, especially with her father so involved in her life. Stars Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, and The Concert)

Feature

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The Flat The Flat

Children organize their grandmother's Tel Aviv apartment after she dies, discovering a close friendship with a well known Nazi, before and after WWII.

Documentary

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Torn Torn

A Polish priest, born Jewish but raised by a Polish family during WW II, struggles as a Jew and a Catholic on a kibbutz.

Documentary

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Yossi Yossi

In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed film "Yossi and Jagger", Yossi is now a workaholic physician and still a closeted gay man. A chance encounter awakens him from his emotional slumber.

Drama

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