Genre: Documentary

Our Nappy Hair

Janet (25) is a poet from Beersheva, Tamar (32) is an actress from Tel Aviv and Comfort (42) founded and directs the “Afro-Jewfro” Festival in Jerusalem. Three women, three hairdressing salon, and three similar, yet different, stories about black identity, the suppression of nappy hair, and mainstream notions of ideal beauty.

Reckonings

They met in secret to negotiate the unthinkable – compensation for the survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. Survivors were in urgent need of help, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and suffering of a people? Reckonings explores this untold true story set in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, Reckonings recounts the tense negotiations between Jewish and German leaders. Under the constant threat of violence, they forged ahead, knowing it would never be enough but hoping it could at least be an acknowledgement and a step towards healing.

Frum Dogs of Hendon

Seen as aggressive and dirty, dogs have had a bad reputation in religious Jewish circles for centuries. Dog lovers in Hendon (UK) however, prove that being Frum and having a furry, four-legged best friend are not mutually exclusive.

Finding a Town’s Past

The John Paul II Academic High School in Biała Podlaska, Poland took part in the School of Dialogue program in 2021. They research the Jewish history of their town and try, in a small way, to bring it back to life.

Dreyfus Drei

Dreyfus Drei is a film about family, identity and returning to Germany from Australia Australian Jewish artist Ella Dreyfus grew up with little knowledge of her family’s tragic losses in the Holocaust. She sets out to uncover their history with her uncle George in Melbourne and her cousin Jonathan in Berlin, and finds her own way of re-connecting to Germany. The short documentary is a poetic film that follows Ella’s search for the Dreyfus’ histories and traces of her late father’s life.

Between Walls

Within the borders of the Old City of Jerusalem Platoon C, a special army unit, is there to keep things calm and secure. The platoon includes a unique combination of characters from all corners of Israeli society, supporting each other in their difficult task. Despite daily tensions and also violence at this most special place on earth, the soldiers strive to achieve external and internal peace each day from a new.