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.
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.
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.
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.
Germany’s torturous postwar reckoning and reconciliation, and eventual transformation, are examined through a series of incisive dialogues with everyday citizens, who offer an eye opening cross-section of generational attitudes on today’s Germany.