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PALESTINE POST 9/11
PALESTINE POST 9/11

Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies 

Palestine Post 911 is an examination of the tragic events of 911 from a Palestinian perspective. The film examines the setback the Palestinian cause has suffered as a result of Al Qaeda’s actions.

BET HERUT: The End of The Beginning
BET HERUT: The End of The Beginning

Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies 

On a Fulbright Fellowship, local filmmakers K.M. Winikur and Eran Preis traveled to Israel to shoot a one-hour documentary about a small socialist farming community, known as Moshav Bet Herut.

WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street
WALTER ROSENBLUM: In Search Of Pitt Street

Photography  New York City  Art History  Jewish Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

A documentary film about the life and career of noted photographer, Walter Rosenblum, covering his work with the Photo League, described by The New York Times as suffused with formal beauty and expressive power and tenderness.

MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE
MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE

Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

A personal documentary that follows filmmaker Eileen Douglas's determined search to find her grandfather's house in Lithuania, the home he lived in and left behind in 1911 when he fled, at 16, from Kovno to America to escape the Tsar's Army.

FIRE WITHIN
FIRE WITHIN

Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

30 Teenagers (10 Israeli Arabs, 10 Israeli Jews, and 10 American Jews) explore the differences and similarities between them while traveling through Spain and Israel under a special youth program.

PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
PASSIONATE VOICES: American Jews and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  Sociology  Middle Eastern Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

The film is designed to promote respectful dialogue on this divisive topic and raises questions such as: Do mainstream Jewish institutions foster dialogue, or silence dissent? Is there a room in this conversation for a range of ideas? If not, what is lost?

FOURTEEN STATIONS
FOURTEEN STATIONS

Jewish Studies  Art History 

Painter Arie Galles created a series of charcoal drawings based on surveillance photographs of German concentration camps called 'Fourteen Stations'.

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POLA'S MARCH

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This inspirational video chronicles the emotional journey home of one Holocaust survivor—Pola Susswein.

DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN
DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN

American History  Jewish Studies  Sociology  World History 

This documentary is based on the true experiences of U.S. Army privates Edward Herman and Robert Hilliard, who were stationed in Germany at the close of WWII. They discovered the horrendous treatment of displaced Jews in St. Ottilien, a displaced persons camp run by the U.S. military.

DIFFERENT DRUMMERS: DARING TO MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDEAST
DIFFERENT DRUMMERS: DARING TO MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDEAST

Islamic Studies  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict  Sociology 

This video examines the efforts of Israeli and Palestinian organizations and individuals to overcome the legacy of bitterness between them and to find ways to end the ongoing conflict.

IN VIENNA, THEY PUT YOU IN JAIL: THE MAX BIRNBACH STORY
IN VIENNA, THEY PUT YOU IN JAIL: THE MAX BIRNBACH STORY

Jewish Studies  World History  Directed by Women 

In 1938 Vienna, anti-Semitism was at its peak. Hitler's army was threatening Austria's border and Max Birnbach knew that he would have to flee Austria or risk certain death as a Jew.

WOMEN IN BLACK (by Donna Baillie)
WOMEN IN BLACK (by Donna Baillie)

Women's Studies  Islamic Studies  Jewish Studies  Directed by Women 

This video documents the activities of Women in Black, a multinational organization that holds vigils for peace around the world, focusing on their efforts to promote a peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

SUMMER IN IVYE
SUMMER IN IVYE

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Peace & Conflict  Russia  Performing Arts  Sociology  Directed by Women 

The Soviet Union had recently collapsed, food was scarce, but spirits were high. The tiny dirt road town was turned upside down with audiences and media from every corner of the world—and those involved in the production that summer in Ivye were forever changed.

SID AT 90
SID AT 90

Aging / Gerontology  Cinema Studies  Jewish Studies  Performing Arts 

Profiles actor, comedian, impersonator and variety performer Sid Raymond, in the process challenging the assumption that celebrity defines success.

PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST
PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Health  Europe  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

This historical video chronicles the Roma (Gypsy) Holocaust—Porraimos, or "the devouring." It is the first American documentary to expose how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies.

LUBOML: MY HEART REMEMBERS
LUBOML: MY HEART REMEMBERS

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Directed by Women 

This historical video uses rare film footage, an extensive collection of archival photos, and interviews with former residents to re-create the fabric of daily life in the predominantly Jewish market town, or shtetl, of Luboml in prewar Poland.

L'CHAYIM, COMRADE STALIN!
L'CHAYIM, COMRADE STALIN!

World History  Sociology  Russia  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Immigration 

Traces the history of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Soviet Union's Jewish Autonomous Region, from 1928 to the present.

JUDGEMENT DAY
JUDGEMENT DAY

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Peace & Conflict  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  African Studies 

This video, by comparing the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict with the previous struggle for liberation and democracy in South Africa, makes a universal statement about war and the effects of war on young people on both sides of the conflicts.

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THE JEWISH STEPPE

Sociology  Russia  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe 

Documents the tragic history of an agrarian commune established in the Soviet Union during the Twenties.

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AFTER AUSCHWITZ: BATTLE FOR THE HOLOCAUST

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Jewish Studies 

Filmed in the U.S., Europe and Israel, this controversial documentary charts the evolution of our idea of the Holocaust, from 1945 to the present, critically examines the international campaign for restitution, and ponders the relationship between the Holocaust and the contemporary politics of the Middle East.

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