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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.

 

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The Unwelcoming
(Doc. 73 min. HD/DVD, 2014 - New Release)
  • Written & Directed by: Robby Elmaliah
  • Produced by: Ruthie Shatz & Adi Barash – Yulari Films & Fig Films
  • Sponsored by: Israel Channel 8, Makor Foundation, Mifal HaPayis
  • Language: Hebrew and Tunisian Arabic with English subtitles


Tensions arise between the wider community and within the Uzan family, who have recently immigrated to Israel from Tunisa.

DVD Release Date: 01 January 2015
Shapira & I
  • In Search of the Lost Treasure
(Doc., 57 min, DVD, 2014 - New Release)
  • Written & Directed by: Yoram Sabo
  • Produced by: Yoram Sabo
  • Sponsored by: The Second Authority for Television, the Gesher Foundation, the AviChai Foundation, Marc Rich Foundation
  • Language: Hebrew and English with English subtitles


An obsessive filmmaker hot on the tracks of one of the most fascinating enigmas of modern scholarship. A tale of forgery and discovery that spans years and locations.

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The Polgar Variant
(Doc., 68 min, DVD, 2014 - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Yossi Aviram
  • Produced by: Ayelet Kait & Amir Harel – Lama Productions
  • Sponsored by: The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, the Marc Rich Foundation, The Second Authority for TV & Radio
  • language: Hebrew, English and Hungarian with English subtitles


The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised in communist Budapest of the 1970s to be chess masters.

DVD Release Date: 01 March 2015
Tito’s Glasses
(Doc. 52 / 90 min. HD , DVD, 2014 - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Regina Schilling
  • Produced by: Thomas Kufus, zero one film GmbH
  • Co Produced by: SWR
  • funded by: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Filmförderungsanstalt FFA
  • Language: German, Italian, English, Croatian with English Subtitles


With the search for her roots her constant companion, actress Adriana Altaras goes on a journey to find a country which no longer exists – and along the way discovers a whole lot more.

DVD Release Date: 01 March 2015
Lessons of Survival
  • Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal
(Doc 57 min, DVD/HD, 2014 - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Inna Rogatchi
  • Produced by: Rogatchi Productions for The Rogatchi Foundation
  • Language: English


Intimate and important conversations with legendary Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal.

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$ 29.90
Jewish Identity in France
  • Between Past and Future
(Doc., 34 min. HDcam, DVD, 2014 - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Gilad Inbar
  • Co-Writers: Gilad Inbar & Amitai Achiman
  • Produced by: Amitai Achiman
  • Sponsored by: Beit HaTfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People
  • Language: French, Hebrew and English with English subtitles


A visit to Paris of today and a look at the Jews who live there. 

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Saga of a Photo
(Doc. 82 min, DVD, 2013 - New Release)
  • Directed by: Mooli Landesman
  • Produced by: Tslil Landesman - Sadot Productions
  • Sponsored by: IBA Channel One
  • Language: Hebrew with English subtitles


For a moment in time one photo exposed the joy of filmmaker Mooli Landesman grandparents' wedding in 1926 in Berlin. A moment later, everything will turn upside down.

This is a story about love and a love story that crosses borders – both physically and emotionally.

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Leo Levi - The Man With the Nagra
(Doc. 69 min, DVD, 2013 - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Yaala Levi Zimmerman
  • Produced by: Yaala Levi Zimmerman and Yohanna Levi
  • Language: Hebrew and Italian with English subtitles


A tribute to one unique man, which is at the same time an exploration of the beautiful and enduring Jewish community in Italy.

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Tikotin- A Life Devoted to Japanese Art
(Doc. 59/77 min, DVD, 2013 - New Release)
  • Directed by: Santje Kramer
  • Executive Producer: Erica Reijmerink, Sarphati Media
  • Sponsored by: Jewish Broadcaster – The Netherlands, Stichting Felix Tikotin Foundation - The Netherlands
  • Language: Dutch and English with English subtitles


a famous German Jewish art dealer travels all over the world -and two World Wars later and a series of personal hardships, a museum of his life’s work is set up on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.

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The Hungarian Cube: A Journey with Andre Hajdu
(Doc 52 & 72 min, DVD, 2013 - New Release)
  • Directed by: Gilad Inbar
  • 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.
 

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An Apartment in Berlin
(Doc 84 min. & 55 min, DVD, 2014 - New Release)
  • Directed by: Alice Agneskirchner
  • 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.

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Fringes
  • New Adventures in Jewish Living
(Doc 72 min. MINIDV/DVD, 2013 - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Paula Weiman-Kelman
  • Produced by: Jonathan Lopatin – not so simple productions
  • Language: English and Hebrew with English\Hebrew subtitles


Stories of unconventional innovators of 21st-century Jewish expression.

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My Herzl
(Doc 52 min. miniDV/DVD, 2013 - New Release)
  • Written & Directed by: Eli Tal-El
  • 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.

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Tree of Life: Reflections on Torah and Environment
(Doc 28 min. DVCAM/DVD, 2012)
  • Written & Directed by: Monique Schwarz
  • Produced by: Monique Schwarz & Benzion Tidhar, Amber Films
  • Language: English & Hebrew, with English subtitles

 

A fascinating journey through the Torah and Israel which encourages and commands caring for and preserving the environment.

 

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Pursued
(Doc. 51 and 60 min. DVD/BETA, 2012)
  • Written & directed by: Menachem Roth
  • Produced by: Ron Ofer – Ron Ofer Films
  • Sponsored by: The Makor Foundation, The Gesher Foundation & The Second Authority for Radio & TV, Israel
  • Languages: Yiddish and Hebrew with English subtitles


a courageous self-portrait, where the camera becomes a weapon of entrapment as well as an instrument of redemption in the painful chain of sexual abuse.

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