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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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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 / 72 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.

DVD Release Date: 01 July 2014
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.

DVD Release Date: 01 July 2014
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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Days of Youth
(Doc, 57 min. DVD/digibeta, 2012)
  • Directed by: Pascal Roy and Leonardo Cohen
  • Directed and Produced by: Roy & Cohen Productions
  • Languages: Spanish and Hebrew with English subtitles


A film that sheds light upon the HaShomer Ha'Tsair movement and unveils a little known chapter in the history of Mexican Judaism and its role in the creation of the State of Israel.
 

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David
  • One boy, two faiths
(Fic, 80 min. DVD/HDCam, 2011)
  • Written & Directed by: Joel Fendelman
  • Co-written and Co-Directed by: Patrick Daly
  • Produced by: Julian Schwartz
  • Executive Producer: Stephanie Levy
  • Subtitles: English and Arabic with English


Faith, friendship and family – and the challenges of being different in America.

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Auf Wiedersehen-Till We Meet Again
(Doc. 76 min. DVD/HDCAM, 2011)
  • Directed by: Linda G. Mills & Brian Dilg
  • 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.

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No Full Stop
(Doc. 52 min. DVD/DVCam, 2011)
  • Produced and directed by: Shlomo Slutzky
  • Co-Produced by: Yehuda Bitton, Ruth Dawni Dror & Demian Burak
  • Written by: Alejandra Marino & Shlomo Slutzky
  • Sponsored by: Israel Channel One, INCAA Argentina
  • Language: Spanish and Hebrew with English subtitles

Journalistic assignment to cover trial of a former Junta General turns personal for journalist Shlomo Slutzky as he tries to track down former friends who had joined the resistance.

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The Jews and the Longest Kiss in History
  • JEWS OF SUDAN
( Doc. 60 min, DVCam / DVD, 2011)
  • Directed by: Frédérique Cifuentes Morgan
  • Produced by: Sias Wilson
  • 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.

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