Defiant Requiem

In the face of horrific living conditions, Jewish inmates of Terezin concentration camp–artists, musicians, poets and writers–fought back with art and music. Led by conductor Rafael Schächter, they re-imagined a Catholic liturgical work, Verdi’s Requiem, as a condemnation of the Nazis. They performed for Nazi brass, singing what they dared not say. Six decades later, a new conductor and choir take Verdi’s Requiem back to Terezin to bring the story of Schachter’s artistic uprising back to life.

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Le Chat du Rabbin = The Rabbi’s Cat

A rabbi’s cat magically begins speaking and argues about religion; the rabbi worries about passing a test; then they embark on a journey across Africa with a Russian painter.

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The Gatekeepers

“Charged with overeseeing Israel’s war on terror, both Palestinian and Jewish, the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s Secret Service, is present at the crossroads for every decision made. This documentary features interviews with six former heads of the agency who have agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers and exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach based on a two-state solution”–Container.

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A Film Unfinished

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the ‘good life’ of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more.

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The Green Prince

Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.

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Il cerchio = The Circle: un Film

This film offers insights into the lives of women in Iran. As the narrative dynamically shifts from woman to woman, their stories culminate with tremendous potency, transforming a shared sense of dispair and injustice into one of kinship and even hope.

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Kippur a Film about War from Israel

Film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. We are led on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind.

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La Notte di San Lorenzo = The Night of the Shooting Stars

Depicts the final days of World War II in Italy, seen mostly through the eyes of a six-year-old girl. It is a mythic recollection by the protagonist of life on the run when a group of Italian villagers flee from brutal Nazi occupiers in the summer of 1944.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing, or dead, for forty years by a young female hacker

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A Separation

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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