In 1975, a demolition crew in central Israel was clearing away the remains of an old kibbutz when a small entryway leading to a secret chamber was revealed. Through interviews with surviving group members, the film recounts the 1947 construction of The Ayalon Institute, a secret ammunition factory built by youth from the Haganah (Jewish […]
A force to be reckoned with, African-American rabbinical student, Tamar Manasseh, hits the streets in a grassroots effort to curb the senseless killings on the south side of Chicago. Tired of politicians’ inactions, the energetic Manasseh stakes out the corner of Englewood’s 75th and South Stewart Avenue, and attracts families and volunteers who meet, talk, play, […]
Devoted father, Aharon, has dedicated his life to raising his autistic son, Uri. The father-son duo live in peace away from the real world, but as Uri becomes a young adult, Aharon recognizes that it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. The decision is made, but while on their way […]
In his final screen role, Bruno Ganz blends reenactments and archival materials to relate a Jewish-German couple’s poignant pre-WWII romance. Artfully weaving past and present, Winter Journey centers around the search for truth regarding a married couple's experiences during Hitler’s rise to power. In the film, George Goldsmith (played by Ganz) recalls the events leading […]
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