Jewish Film Festival – History Genre Films

May 1, 2018

Genre: History (3 Films)

An Act of Defiance

Friday, June 8, 5:00 pm

Talk Back moderated by author Meira Cook.

In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage.

(South Africa/Netherlands 2017)

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The Invisibles

Die Unischtbaren

Friday, June 1, 5:00 p.m.

June 1943, and The Third Reich infamously declares Berlin judenfrei—free of Jews. But at that moment, there are 7,000 Jews still living there—hiding in attics, basements and warehouses, This innovative, “hybrid” film interweaves dramatic re-enactments with actual testimony to bring edge-of-the-seat suspense to the screen. (Germany, 2017)

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Spotlight Film & Reception


Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

Director, Serena Dykman will be in attendance.

Moderated by Holly Harris.

This intensely personal film, made from the third generation’s point-of-view, investigat4es how survivors’ testimonies and the message against intolerance can continue today, in a world where survivors are disappearing and intolerance, prejudice and antisemitism and racism are on the rise.

(Belgian/Poland, 2017)

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