JCC of Central NJ: Virtual Jewish Film Festival
Virtual Jewish Film Festival – October –
Each film will have a 72 hour link
Based on true events. A young Jewish Belgian man is arrested by SS soldiers and barely escapes execution by swearing that he is not Jewish, but Persian. His assigned mission is to teach Farsi to the officer in charge of the camp’s kitchen who dreams of opening a restaurant in Persia once the war is over. The man finds himself having to invent a language he doesn’t know, word by word.
This film is about Arabs and Jews cooking food together. It is about hope, synergy, and mouthwatering fare; Breaking Bread illustrates what happens when people focus on the person, rather than religion; and on the public, rather than the politicians.
This film centers on a Kurdish child living in a village on the Turkish-Syrian border in the early 1980s. The little boy and his uncle act as the Sabbath goy’im for their Jewish next door neighbors. The film was inspired by the director’s personal experiences, and so his bitter-sweet memories connect the Syrian tragedy to the present.
MY DEAREST ENEMY
Tells the story of a 25-year friendship between two women —a Palestinian-Israeli professor, and a Jewish-Israeli artist. The two women met as young girls but grew up taking vastly different paths – it’s an impossible friendship that is ultimately put to the test by their communities’ ever-growing conflicts.
KISS ME KOSHER
An Israeli COMEDY!! Sparks fly when two families from wildly different cultural backgrounds, German and Israeli, collide to plan a same-sex wedding.