Nature is in all its glory in “Belle and Sebastian,” and “Carvalho’s Journey.” The camera is able to capture the awesome majestry of the mountains and the stunning natural monuments of the West without a word.
Literature comes into focus with the quirky biographical documentary “The Muses of Bashevis Singer” and “Natasha,” adapted by David Bezmosgis from his own acclaimed short story.
American history gets another look with portraits of three great figures in “Rosenwald,” (philanthropist and civil rights activist) “Morgenthau” (three generations of civil servants) and “Carvalho’s Journey” (A Sephardic Jewish photographer turned explorer).
There are stories of passionate love (“Blind Hero”), of unlikely friendship (“To Life!”) and of family (“Apples from the Desert.”)
A Sonderkommando takes on an impossible mission in Auschwitz while a teenage immigrant from Russia navigates the new world of Toronto, as we witness their struggles.
From a small boy and his dog attempting to thwart the Nazis to a blind German businessman trying to save his Jewish employees, cinema shows us the face of heroism. It takes a close look at obsessed deli owners, adventuring photographers, and champions of human rights.
Experience the world – in all its beauty and with all its challenges – through a Jewish lens.