The East Valley JCC is pleased to present a virtual Israeli film series for 2020-2021. For more details about each film, including trailers, click on the photo. Registration details will be added as they become available.
A pop-up film studio becomes a social laboratory for encounters with camera-shy (but not conflict-averse) Israeli settlers in the West Bank in this documentary by Iris Zaki. The 1 p.m. screening of the film is followed by a 3 p.m. Q&A with Jake Bennett, Israeli-American Coalition for Action director of state legislative affairs.
The Syrian Patient
Reality surpasses the imagination in this documentary that allows a look at the Syrian wounded and the Israeli doctors at a hospital in Israel, where enemies become connected.
Four women in their 60s tell of their charged relationships with their late mothers; three are second-generation Holocaust survivors and one is from Yeminite descent.
City of Joel
This documentary tells the story of Kiryas Joel, a religious haven built by the Satmar sect 50 miles north of New York City. The film explores how this ultra-Orthodox faith has become both a source of strength and tension and examines the turf war between the sect and their secular neighbors.
Twelve years after he was ordained, a Polish-Catholic priest discovers that he was born to Jewish parents. The film follows his amazing journey, from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel.
Sabena Hijacking: My Version
Striking re-enactments and harrowing testimonies combine to riveting effect in this true story of a terrorist siege that forever shaped the Jewish State.
Ghetto Uprising: The Untold Story
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world, but it’s generally accepted story is incomplete. Among the fighters was a group that was not granted commemoration, although it had a crucial part in the success of the historic uprising.
The personal journey of Rachel, an ultra-Orthodox film director, through marriage, divorce, matchmaking and family life. Rachel unveils the world of ultra-Orthodox women and gives voice, for the first time, to their concealed inner world through the wig that covers up women’s’ hair.