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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 Way of Man – a Film about Martin Buber
(Doc. 52 min, DVD, 2015 HD - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Yaakov Lifshin and Aharon Lipetz
  • Produced by: Yaakov Lifshin – Hamsin Productions Ltd.
  • Language: Hebrew and English with English subtitles


Not simply a historical biography of a leading giant in the field of philosophy, this film shows how Martin Buber is more relevant and timely than ever.

DVD Release Date: 01 December 2015
Village of Peace
(Doc. 64 min., DVD, 2014, HD - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Ben Schuder and Niko Philipides
  • Produced by: Ben Schuder, Sam Schuder, Niko Philipides
  • Executive Producer: Amar’e Stoudemire
  • Language: English and Hebrew


This beautifully shot documentary offer a rare glimpse into the unique community of the African-Hebrew Israelites.

DVD Release Date: 01 July 2015
After the Mist – A Story of Resilience
(Doc. 76/52 min, DVD, 2015, HD - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Luis Ortas
  • Produced by: Luis Ortas, Angela Bosch-Cinetica and Gilles Perez – 13Productions
  • Language: Spanish and French with English subtitles


A harrowing childhood, and the exhilarations of success – these are just some the ingredients that make up the incredible story of Siegfried Meir.

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When People Die They Sing Songs
(Doc 47 min, DVD, 2014, HD - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Olga Lvoff
  • Produced by: DiploDocus LLC
  • Language: English with English and Russian subtitles


A mother-daughter bond is strengthened through the melodies of the past. 93 year old Regina looks back, and together with her daughter, revitalizes their relationship and the ability to go on. 

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The Estigma?
(Doc. 52 / 73 min, DVD, 2014, HD - New Release)
  • Written and Directed by: Martí Sans
  • Produced by: Martí Sans & Pablo Sánchez
  • Languages: Spanish with English subtitles


Set in contemporary Spain, this provocative film unreels the history and mutations of Judeophobia with The ignorance and rejection of Judaism are still present in many sectors of our society. A timely film about a very relevant topic.

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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.

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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 October 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.

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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
  • Subtitles: Finnish, French, Italian, Russian
  • Release: European Premiere, The European Parliament, 2014


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

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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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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