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: 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.
Sponsored by: IBA-Channel 1 & Rabinowitz Foundation - Cinema Project
Languages: Hebrew & English with English subtitles
A story of personal strength and national dignity, this new documentary film reveals one of the best-kept secrets of the British Mandate. The Etzel and Lehi were pre-State militant groups who waged an armed struggle against the British – this is a story of courage and conviction.
Language: English and German with English subtitles
A mix of first person narrative in spoken English and ASL, archival footage, verite footage, and simple re creations, this film is a remarkable and uplifting story of personal and emotional freedom told by a unique storyteller who despite her deafness secured a travel visa against the terrifying rise of the Third Reich.