Jewish International Shorts
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Streaming 48 Hours
Narrative Short | 2020 | 10 min | English
Official Selection of the SXSW Film Festival, this handsomely filmed coming-of-age tale follows a biracial Jewish teen who contemplates inviting her distant father to her bat mitzvah.
CAREGIVER: A LOVE STORY
Documentary Short | 2020 | 24 min | English
What’s love got to do with it? In the case of Bambi and Rick, everything. A 59-year-old Jewish woman decides to forgo her cancer treatment to live out her final days in her home under her devoted husband’s care.
Documentary Short | 2020 | 23 min | English
Practicing the sacred craft of Torah restoration, Rabbi Kevin Hale breathes new life into scrolls saved in Czechoslovakia during the Shoah. His exquisite scribal work has led him to work with various Jewish communities now entrusted with the scrolls, including Congregation Beth Israel in Media, PA.
Narrative Short | 2019 | 25 min | German with English subtitles
When Oskar’s classmates find out he’s Jewish, the once popular 15-year-old discovers who his real friends are. A stark reminder of the rise in European anti-Semitism, this powerful and timely short is based on real events.
Narrative Short | 2019 | 20 min | Russian with English subtitles
After witnessing his mother’s murder by the Nazis, Yasha escapes his Ukrainian-Jewish shtetl with one family relic — his mother’s hairpins. With cinematography and production design evocative of Marc Chagall’s painterly style, this hauntingly surreal short is based on a true story.
Documentary Short | 2020 | 20 min | English
Featuring interviews with Joe Biden, Al Gore, and President Carter, this satisfying and endearing short explores the life of Stuart Eizenstat, the charismatic former White House Domestics Affair Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.