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36 Views of Fukushima
36 views of Fukushima is a journey of observation in Japan and of life in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster: A broken collection of impressions from a disaster-stricken place whose residents live in constant fear and terror. 36 views are inspired by the Japanese piece “36 views of Mount Fuji”, creating a unique cinematic language that breaks all narrative rules; and tumbling into a depression over life in hell. Hell that lurks over every citizen living in a country with nuclear power stations.
My Father, Yaakov Shabtai
Director Noa Shabtai, daughter out of wedlock of renowned Israeli author Ya\'akov Shabtai, sets out on a documentary journey through the life and fiction of her father, who died when she was only eight months old.
A love story between Anastasia, the victim of sexual molestation when she was 12, and her aggressor, Doron - the dwarf neighbor.
Ten years after testifying against him, Anastasia decides to meet Doron. Her purpose is to rewrite their history and ease her conscience. The encounter leads to a wedding and a child. But can the couple overcome the past and create a happy future?
No Birth To Dreams & Potential
Robin Remias, 43, is a heroin addicted, lives in Manhattan & a former prostitute. This "minimal" yet intense stills-video film reflects Robin's "chaotic - Normative" routine: sweet & organized life that she controls unexpectedly beautifully, while her claustrophobic addiction is so "no way out"! & with despair. Robin's "Mega" persona dragged me strongly to show her sharp awareness, intelligence & complex life with simple acceptances.
I asked to show her strength especially with her tragic circumstanced life's dialogue. Undoubtedly, our part as a "Healthy society" is to be more tolerance & human!
Where is Elle Kari and what happened to Noriko-san?
A nostalgic, fascinating and heart-breaking journey
into the core of "children of the world", a very popular
photographed children books in black & white from the
century. The books, which are still printed were
created by the Jewish-Swedish photographer, Anna
Riwkin-Brick. Nine of the books were Witten by Astrid Lindgren.
The Birdman is neither a fiction nor a documentary. By fabricating a story about a young man who travels to Los Angeles in search of his past, the film documents the impossibility to return to real places. Through the attempt to document what was once there, the story dives into fiction and playfully shifts between modes of storytelling, while weaving the encounter between three generations of men which share the need to leave and find their home elsewhere.
MOM IS NOT CRAZY
Already in their second meeting Amira took Michael to her analyst, to explain to him about her mental state. Michael did not panic.
Today they have four children and live on the edge. Michael knows well the way to the emergency room and psychiatric department.
Amira decides to stop hiding her mental disease (BPD) and expose the state to the religious community where she lives with her family.
As a Religious woman, she also finds that the halakhic restrictions makes life much more difficult for her, what drives her to go and learn to promote a consciousness shift in the attitude of the rabbis and halachic authorities to cope with mental distress .
For over two years , accompanied by director Rabbi Mordechai Vardi Amira dramatic struggle to survive, raise children , maintain relationships, deal with halakhic dilemmas , and ask : What is it to be normal?
Eldad Yaniv and Rani Blair met amidst the protest tents on Rothschild Blvd. in summer 2011. The former, a lawyer with a shady past who declared a dramatic switch and the latter, a television director and creators’ rights activist. Together, they decided to introduce a new political party called “New Country”, reflecting their dreams for the future.
The story of the fringe theatre ‘Orto-Da’ whose play ‘Stones’ has a sculpture of the Warsaw Ghetto fighters as the hero. By invitation of the art director of the Luxemburg Theatre, they are embarking on a European tour. The European tour opens up old wounds and brings to doubt the financial feasibility of continuing the performance. Will this become a reality show starring Mordechai Anielewicz who will save the day?
Gisi Fleischmann believed she could stop the Holocaust if only she succeeded to raise enough money. She led a resistance group in Slovakia which tried to stop the transports to Auschwitz by bribing Nazi officials. Her story has been almost forgotten, and all that's left are dozens of letters she sent all over the world hoping to raise 2 million dollars the Nazis requested as the ransom for saving European Jewry. Recently, the Slovak National Theater staged a play about her and the film follows the theater ensemble during the creative process of putting on the play.
Life according to Ohad
After 7 years of estrangement from his Family, Ohad, an Animal Rights activist, tries to reconnect. Ohad asks them to try to know him and his way of life. Together they will go through a difficult journey. Can everyone learn to change and accept? Will the family be reunited?
The Tour Guide
The film is a portray of Nirit Ben Joseph (52) an Israeli living in Berlin for 26 years. Working as an historical tour guide of the city, Nirit's most common audience is Israeli's visiting Berlin to explore the dark past of Jewish-German history. Nirit has a complicated perspective to her religion, nationality and tradition. The film delves into these questions in today's multicultural world.
The Muses of Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer, the famous Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize winner wrote with a \'harem\' of dozens of translators behind him. Beyond simple translation, these women were a vital source of his creativity. The inspiration he drew from them came in many forms, often mixing romance with professional aspirations. Today nine remain to tell his story. Intimate, poignant interviews and exclusive archival footage combine to portray the unknown story of an author who charmed and enchanted his audiences, just like he charmed and enchanted his translators.
The Green Prince
Based on the New York Times Bestselling memoir SON OF HAMAS by Mosab Hassan Yousef, THE GREEN PRINCE is a unique cinematic experience: a story of loyalty and betrayal, of political intrigue and unthinkable choices, but above all it is a story of great hope
Death & the Maiden
Shortly after WWII, over 1000 paintings were found in a basement in southern France.
The paintings were created by a Young-Jewish artist called Charlotte Salomon. She
painted her extraordinary life story in a unique creation named: “Life? Or Theater?”
‘Death & the Maiden’ unravels the story behind the creation.