USA

Aida's Secrets

About the Film 

Long-lost brothers seek the truth about their genealogy in this intensely personal investigation of identity spanning decades of complex family history. The film reveals the trauma of displaced persons through a series of emotional surprises right until the closing credits.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

Auschwitz

About the Film 

Inside history’s most notorious killing factory. Narrated by Meryl Streep; produced by Steven Spielberg. Best Documentary Short nominee at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
15 minutes

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

About the Film 

The story of the maverick of crossover ‘60s rock and soul music that helped define an era, is filled with a rousing jukebox of classics like “Twist and Shout” and “Under the Boardwalk.”

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
95 minutes

Big Sonia

About the Film 

A diminutive Holocaust survivor with an indomitable spirit dispenses life lessons in this warm and affectionate winner of two prizes at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
93 minutes

Body and Soul: An American Bridge

About the Film 

The story of a beloved song–”Body and Soul”–in the jazz repertoire shows the complex musical interplay between Jewish and African-American cultures, and the power of song to break barriers. San Francisco Black Film Festival Best Music Documentary winner.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
58 minutes

Curpigeon

About the Film 

3D animation captures the unlikely community of park pigeons and their aged human counterparts who support one another through a great loss. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
10 minutes

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

Eva Hesse

About the Film 

The landmark painter-turned-sculptor who created wildly imaginative abstract art and pioneered the use of industrial materials, is profiled in this poetic biography. Overcoming gender barriers to redefine her medium, Hesse’s brief career helped usher in the 1960s post-minimalist movement.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
108 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

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