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  • Muranow

    Movie

    The Muranow neighborhood in Warsaw was once a flourishing and important Jewish center - but during World War II, the neighborhood was turned into the ”Warsaw Ghetto.” Today, thousands of Polish people live in the green and spacious Muranow neighborhood, yet its dark past keeps haunting it. Polish...

  • Silicon Wadi

    Movie

    With more than 700 early-stage startups, and as many as 5,000 overall, it is no surprise that Tel-Aviv has been ranked second only to Silicon Valley as a leading tech community. In SILICON WADI, we follow four Israeli startup teams for two years as they sacrifice their families, their friends, an...

  • Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald

    Movie

    On April 11, 1945 Buchenwald was liberated. Nearly 1000 boys survived. On April 11, 2010, 65 years later, several of the surviving boys from block 66 returned to Weimar and to Buchenwald. This is their story.

    “This amazingly impressive film gives a really different take on a Holocaust movie.” -...

  • UnRaveling

    Movie

    “Did Pancho Villa really try to kill my grandfather? And if so, why?”

    In unraveling this mystery, filmmaker Stacey Ravel Abarbanel delves into memory, history, and contemporary life in the border town of Columbus, New Mexico, famed for being raided in 1916 by Villa’s army during the Mexican Revo...

  • There and Here

    Movie

    This is the story of 3 ex-pilots and a navigator, all in their eighties, who in their youth embodied the perfect image of the "model Israeli Tsabar". The four decide to come clean about their true identities as holocaust survivors and venture out on a journey throughout their lost childhoods, the...

  • West of the Jordan River

    Movie

    Award-winning filmmaker Amos Gitai returns to the West Bank to better understand the efforts of the citizens, both Israelis and Palestinians, to try to overcome the consequences of the 50-year occupation. Gitai's documentary intersperses footage of his interviews with Yitzhak Rabin from the 1990s...

  • Golden Boys

    Movie

    Every week, 10 elderly gay men gather in a room lit by neon lights at the LGBT Center of Tel-Aviv. Being part of a community that sanctifies youth, this intimate space is these old gays' last and only shelter, where they can age and deal with aging openly: from sexuality and body image at old age...

  • Covered Up

    Movie

    The personal journey of Rachel, an ultra-Orthodox film director, through marriage, divorce, matchmaking, and family life. Rachel unveils the world of ultra-Orthodox women and gives voice, for the first time, to their concealed inner world through the wig that covers up women's' hair.

    Directed by...

  • Shai K.

    Movie

    SHAI K. is the untold story of Shaike Ophir, one of the greatest Israeli actors of all time. Known as the “Israeli Charlie Chaplin”, Ophir worked with the legendary Alfred Hitchcock and Marcel Marceau, and became a mega star in Israel. Yet very few really knew the man behind the thousand faces.
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  • Kishon

    Movie

    During 50 years of writing, Ephraim Kishon sold millions of books and won two Golden Globes, yet he could never write his own biography. At the age of 70 he invited journalist Yaron London to assist him. KISHON uses animation to 'bring back to life' Kishon's persona and reenact the rare dialog.

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  • YidLife Crisis presents Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

    Movie

    Exclusively on ChaiFlicks! | YidLife Crisis presents CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Jewish Montreal; a funny, heimish and enlightening historical and cultural tour of Jewish Montreal centered around its legendary foods. YidLife Crisis' Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion gorge themselves in choice eateries as th...

  • It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story

    Movie

    In 1939, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young émigrés from Berlin, founded the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records in New York. The label dedicated itself exclusively to the recording of American jazz music and developed its own unmistakeable recording style and sound. Blue Note Records di...

  • Gut Shabbes Vietnam

    Movie

    Meet Racheli and Menachem Hartman - a couple of religious Jews from Israel who are sent on a life-changing mission: to establish a Jewish home for the Chabad movement in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In this unique "fish out of water" story, even the simplest daily routines such as eating, shopping,...

  • Bobbi Jene

    Movie

    After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art. Tracking the personal and professional challen...

  • Mish Mish

    Movie

    In a basement near Paris, unearth a recently discovered treasure-trove of Egyptian animated films from the Frenkel brothers: three exceptional young filmmakers and creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the Mickey Mouse of the entire region, revealing an Arab-Jewish golden age erased from the pages of hi...

  • What Our Fathers Did

    Movie

    A poignant, thought-provoking account of friendship and the toll of inherited guilt, WHAT OUR FATHERS DID explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials and possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. Eminent human righ...

  • Joe's Violin

    Movie

    A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old school girl from Bronx, and unexpectedly, his own. A poignant story about the power of music and small acts connecting people across generations and cultures.

    Directed ...

  • Be Fruitful and Multiply

    Movie

    Go deeper into the real-life world of "Unorthodox" in this critically acclaimed documentary that follows four Ultra-Orthodox women without the freedom to determine the course of their lives; instead they are dedicated to serving God via the womb - the perpetual cycle of pregnancy, birth and const...

  • Kinneret: Sea of Life

    Movie

    The Sea of Galilee, also known as the Kinneret, is famous for its biblical and historical significance as well as its beauty. Located in northeast Israel, the freshwater lake is home to many distinctive fauna and flora species, including the native swamp cat. Filmed over twenty years, director M...

  • Rabenu (Our Rabbi)

    Movie

    How did a controversial rabbi who passed away more than 200 years ago become the most influential figure on the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jews? How did a small cult of persecuted devotees who were nicknamed “The Dead Hasidim” become the biggest spiritual movement in Judaism today? OUR RAB...

  • Sylvia: Tracing Blood

    Movie

    'Sylvia: Tracing Blood' plots the clandestine and violent path of international spy Sylvia Raphael, a South African woman who infiltrated Israel's enemies, emerging as a top female Mossad agent.

    Directed by Saxon Logan
    United Kingdom, 2016
    Documentary, Jewish History
    English
    105 minutes

  • Renewal

    Movie

    Contemporary ballet and environmental activism do not often go hand in hand. The Vertigo Eco-Arts Village, however, is a place where dance and ecology come together. The Eco-Arts village is an extension of the Vertigo Dance Company, the celebrated Jerusalem dance group founded by Noa Wertheim and...

  • The Museum

    Movie

    The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution.

    With a trenchant, ironic eye the film follows the visitors, observes the observers, listens to the speakers and descends...

  • In Search of Israeli Cuisine

    Movie + 1 extra

    Join award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov on a delicious journey to meet Israel's top chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today, and discover the rich and human story that emerges from their food.

    Directed by Roger Sherman
    U...