Posts Tagged ‘ documentaries ’

What Would Philosopher Hannah Arendt Say About the Documentary of Her Life?

April 25, 2016
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Like most important thinkers, Hannah Arendt was many things: anti-nationalist but briefly Zionist, essentially German but defiantly Jewish, intellectually rigorous and romantically passionate. Vita Activa – the Spirit of Hannah Arendt, a finely wrought new documentary by Ada Ushpiz, tries to capture the many contradictions of one of the 20th…

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Two Jews in Love (in Yiddish) in Havana

April 12, 2016
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Two Jews in Love--in Yiddish--in Havana

Today Cuba is in the news for resuming diplomatic relations with the United States after…

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A Jewish Mother-Daughter Relationship Like No Other

April 4, 2016
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In a telling scene midway through Emmy award-winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum’s new documentary Look At…

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How One Greek Woman is Exposing Golden Dawn’s Neo-Nazi and Fascist Beliefs

March 1, 2016
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Five years ago, when journalist and filmmaker Angélique…

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When Leonard Cohen Was a Buddhist Monk

February 28, 2016
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Wearing aviator sunglasses and a monk’s robe, Leonard…

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Watch Holocaust Survivors Find Themselves in Incredible Archival Footage

February 8, 2016
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Watch Holocaust Survivors Find Themselves in Incredible Archival Footage

The faces are emaciated, desperate, joyful, confused. But…

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Exclusive Trailer for a Fabulous New Zionism Documentary

December 16, 2015
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Was Zionism a lifesaving ideology, or is it…

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Finding Home But Risking Your Family, in Jerusalem

November 13, 2015
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When filmmaker Danae Elon became pregnant with her…

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The Bagel Bakers Union of the Lower East Side

October 23, 2015
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The Bagel Maker’s Union of the Lower East Side

A snapshot of turn-of-the-century Lower East Side reveals…

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Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.

October 21, 2015
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Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.

A blurb for Torah Codes: End to Darkness…

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The Hilarious Making of “Wet Hot American Summer”

August 18, 2015
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The Hilarious Making of "Wet Hot American Summer"

  It’s hard to believe it’s been almost…

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The Jewish Visionary Behind a Southern Black School Movement

August 11, 2015
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The Jewish Visionary Behind Revolutionary Rural Black Schools

Julius Rosenwald might be the biggest American Jewish…

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