The film collection of Ruth Diskin Films for Jewish Film is the ever-growing visual record of the Jewish people: where and how they lived, in cities and rural communities throughout the world; the diversity in their professions, politics, and attitudes towards Zionism, art, philanthropy, food, money, marriage, spirituality, history, and identity.
Ruth Diskin Films is a major distributor of Jewish films, with over 200 films available for public performance screenings and DVD purchase, representing more than 150 contemporary, independent filmmakers from Israel and abroad.
Produced by: Micha Shagrir & Amitay Ahiman - Shiba Communications
Sponsored by: Israel Channel 8, Gesher Foundation, AviChai Foundation, the Phoenixes Foundation
Language: Hebrew, Hungarian and French with English subtitles
Composer Andre Hajdu has six sons: religious and atheists, left and right wing, intellectuals and businessmen, and himself, a complete piece torn apart, containing the source of all those contradictions which exist between his sons, managing to channel them into his troubled musical work.
Produced by: Christian Beetz - Gebrueder-Beetz Film Productions
Sponsored by: ZDF & 3SAT
Language: English, German and Hebrew with English subtitles
Berlin has become a magnet for young Israelis - and the three characters at the center of this film are no expectation. More than 100 years ago Simon and Rosa Adler came to Berlin from Galicia to fulfil their dreams. Their apartment is now lovingly restored by three young Israelis. Along with the filmmaker they examine the complex connection to the history of Germany.
Produced by: Tal-El Productions & Willit Productions, Canada
Language: Hebrew and English
Subtitles: English, German and Spanish
An intimate and unexpected documentary about the private life of Theodor Herzl. An unconventional documentary which is also a personal look at the man who inspired so many – and his legacy which is still under debate.
Written and Produced by: Linda G. Mills &Peter Goodrich - Icy House Productions
Author and activist Linda G. Mills is propelled by her family’s life-threatening experience of September 11, 2001 to return to the site of her mother’s flight from Vienna in 1939. A compelling and often funny tale of recovery and renewal.
Language: English, French and Hebrew with English and French subtitles
Where the Blue and the White Nile meet is known as the longest kiss in history. This is where the story of the Jews in the Sudan starts. This film reveals the unusual journey of the sacred books from the Sudan to make known how this most enigmatic community has kept its identity.