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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 Fire Within
  • Jews in the Amazonian Rainforest
(Doc., 60 Min., 2008, DVD/BETA, Color)
  • Written, Directed & Produced by: Lorry Salcedo Mitrani
  • Language: English & Spanish with English Subtitles


The survival of spirit, belief, and heritage. This is the story of the unique Jewish community of Iquitos. Original Jewish traditions became mixed with indigenous Amazonian life creating an authentic and practically unknown Jewish tradition.

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Gut Shabbes Vietnam
(Doc., 52 min. DVD/BETA, color, 2008)
  • Written and Directed by: Ido & Yael Zand
  • Produced by: Zandoco
  • Sponsored by: Channel 8-Israel
  • Language: Hebrew, English, Yiddish, Vietnamese with English or French Subtitles

 

A clash of cultures is at the core of this uplifting documentary. A young Israeli couple who are emissaries of the Chabad Movement are sent to Vietnam - on a one-way ticket- to encourage and create a Jewish community in this Communist country.
 

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Nikita Kino
( Doc, 40 min. DVD/16mm, Color, 2008)
  • Directed by: Vivian Ostrovsky
  • Produced by: Vivian Ostrovsky
  • Languages: English version, French version

 

Reflections of 1970s Soviet Russia through material gathered by filmmaker Vivian Ostrovsky during a series of expeditions in and around Moscow with her Brazilian family - mixed with Soviet-era found footage.

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My Flag
(Doc., 58 min., DVD/Digibeta, color, 2008)
  • Written & directed by: Igal Hecht
  • Produced by: Igal Hecht, Chutzpa Productions Inc.
  • Language: Hebrew with English Subtitles.

 
"What does the Israeli flag mean to you?" A heartfelt, comic documentary that explores the crisis of identity that many in Israel now face and offers insight into what the future holds for the nation. 

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Rabbi Firer: A Reason to Question
(Doc., 58 min. DVD/HDV, color, 2008)
  • Written and Directed by: Amit Goren
  • Produced by: Amit Goren & Galia Bador
  • Sponsored by: Channel 10-Israel; Gesher Multicultural Film Fund & The National Lottery Council for the Arts
  • Language: Hebrew, English with English subtitles
  • TV Sales World-wide: Cinephil

 


About 150 patients a day seek an unbiased second opinion from an unusual rabbi, self-educated in medicine. Rabbi Elimelech Firer, a 54-year-old Orthodox Jew, has been advising in medicine for the past 30 years on a voluntary basis.

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The Tree Of Life
  • A woman travels from Los Angeles to Italy to trace the roots of her Italian Jewish ancestors.
(Doc., 76 min. DVD/DigiBETA, color, 2008)
  • Directed by: Hava Volterra
  • Written by: David N. Donihue & Hava Volterra
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Viterbi


Los Angeles based director, Hava Volterra, tries to come to terms with her father's death by traveling to Italy, the land of his birth, to trace the roots of his family tree.

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Jews of Iran
(Doc, 52 min., DVD, 2005)
  • Written & Directed by: Ramin Farahani
  • Produced by: NIK Media, The Netherlands
  • World Sales: NIK Media, The Netherlands
  • Jewish Film Festivals: Ruth Diskin Films
  • Language: Farsi with English subtitles

 

A peek at the Jewish community in Tehran today in the shadow of its 3000 year history - and the current challenges under Islamic rule.

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About Sugarcane and Homecoming
(Doc., 54 Min., 2008, DVD/BETA, Color)
  • Written & Directed by: Shaul Kesslassi
  • Produced by: Nefesh Productions, The Netherlands
  • Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

A quest for identity and faith. An intriguing film about a Jewish community that follows traditional Jewish religion and rites but is not recognized by the Jewish establishment worldwide.

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The Woman From Sarajevo
( Doc., 65 min., DVD/BETA, color, 2007 )
  • Written & Directed by: Ella Alterman
  • Produced by: Ella Alterman & Yehuda Bitton – EY Productions
  • Sponsored by: Israel’s Channel 1 & Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
  • Language: Serbian, English & Hebrew with English subtitles

 

The first Muslim woman to be honored as a "Righteous among the Nations" as her family hid the Jewish Kabilio family during World War II. Now it is the Jewish family's turn to help as Sarajevo goes up in flames.

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Skate to Survive
(Doc., 48 min., DVD/Beta, color, 2007)
  • Written by: Michael Kainer
  • Directed by: Astra Burka
  • Produced by: Michael Kainer & Astra Burka
  • With the help of: OMNI Television Independent Producers Initiative.
  • Language: English, Dutch & German with English subtitles.

 

A moving documentary about the artistry and struggle of Canadian figure skating coach Ellen Burka. The film shows how her enthusiasm and energy allowed her wildly creative side to survive and flourish despite the harsh realities around her.

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Children of the Sun
( Doc., 70 minutes, DVD, 2007)
  • Written by: Ran Tal & Ron Goldman
  • Directed by: Ran Tal
  • Produced by: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Ran Tal – Lama Films
  • Sponsored by: ITVS International, USA; Yes Docu, The Rich Foundation, Rabinovich Foundation – Cinema Project, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

 

Born into the utopian dream of the early kibbutz movement, these "children of the sun" were destined to fulfill the hope for a new way of life. Fragments of found footage and audio create a moving collective memory.
 

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Paying for Justice - The Struggle Continues
(Doc., 57 min. DVD/BETA, color, 2008 )
  • Directed by: Sagi Bornstein
  • Written by: Sagi Bornstein & Michal Hochberg
  • Produced by: Ori Dickstein – Shamayim Productions
  • Language: Hebrew, German, Russian & English with English subtitles
  • Sponsored by: Yes Doco & Reshet – 2nd Channel

 

A forceful investigative documentary that exposes the immoral and corrupt network of large international Jewish organizations involved with allocating money to Holocaust survivors. 

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Paying for Justice
(Doc., 58 Min., DVD/DVCAM, Color, 2007)
  • Directed by: Guy Meroz & Orli Vilnai - Federbush
  • Written by: Inbal Petel
  • Produced by: Ori Dickstein – Shamayim Productions
  • Language: Hebrew & English with English subtitles
  • Sponsored by: Yes Doco & The New Foundation for Cinema & TV

 

The problematic state of affairs surrounding Holocaust survivors in Israel today and the substandard conditions in which they live.

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Go in Peace, Rain!
(Doc., 84 min. , 2007, DVD/Digibeta, Color)
  • Written, Directed & Produced by: Rehuven Hecker
  • Sponsored by: Israel's 8 th Channel and The New Foundation for Cinema & Television
  • Language: French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Ladino, Hebrew and English with English subtitles / French subtitles

 

The metamorphosis of one Jewish melody, an ancient prayer. We follow its many incarnations – and finally to the dramatic point where we learn of its connection to the national anthem of the State of Israel.

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