Canada

Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana

About the Film 

A young Canadian filmmaker undergoes a transformative spiritual journey in the most unlikely of places, as she follows the ongoing struggle for acceptance and continuity by the Jews of Ghana, and re-examines the age-old question of what makes someone Jewish.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
84 minutes

Finding Babel

About the Film 

Readings by actor Liev Schreiber, and stylized illustrations combining archival imagery and impressionistic animation, augment this account of a grandson’s search for the legacy of the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry. Babel’s subversive works confronted a turbulent history that echoes through to the dark political climate of today’s Russia.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

The Man Who Shot Hollywood

About the Film 

A chronicle of portrait artist Jack Pashkovsky, from his humble immigrant origins to photographer of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
12 minutes

Mr. Bernstein

About the Film 

A daughter meets the famous music conductor who lifted her father’s spirits in a postwar refugee camp. Best Drama prize at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
12 minutes

The Second Time Around

About the Film 

Sharing a love of music, two senior citizens learn it’s never too late for love, in this unabashedly sentimental romance between a cranky, cynical Polish immigrant still raw from his wife’s death, and a lively opera-loving widow.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
107 minutes

The Settlers

About the Film 

Cameras go inside the reclusive West Bank settlements for a close look at the contentious movement at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yielding a troubling portrait of radicals and idealists on the fringe of Israeli society.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
107 minutes