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  • Famed Holocaust documentarian making pro-Palestinian film

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 20, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    Documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls is perhaps best known for his 1969 Academy Award-nominated film “The Sorrow and the Pity,” which raised questions of...

  • An Oscar overview of all things Semitic

    by Tom Tugend

    November 19, 2015 | 12:15 pm

    How foreign volunteers fought to get the fledgling Israeli Air Force off the ground and the antics of the Last of the Red Hot Mamas are two of the...

  • Holiday films celebrate women

    by Iris Mann

    November 12, 2015 | 3:18 pm

    Although few explicitly Jewish-oriented films will be opening during this holiday season, there are several movies worthy of attention. Many of these...

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  • Voices of Six-Day War haunt us decades later

    by Tom Tugend

    November 12, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    The focus of the Israeli film “Censored Voices” is an aged, rapidly spinning, reel-to-reel tape recorder.

    From the recorder emerge the voices of young...

  • To be young, Palestinian and gay in Israel

    by Avishay Artsy

    November 11, 2015 | 3:15 pm

    The issue of gay rights has become front and center in Israeli politics. The country’s Supreme Court will consider legalizing same-sex marriage in the...

  • Diverse documentaries rule the Israel Film Festival

    by Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    Films can show a country’s humor, history, obsessions and pride, and although big-star features get most of the attention, it is the sharply focused...

  • Examining a shared history through a festival lens

    by Gabriela Bohm

    October 14, 2015 | 3:21 pm

    Last fall, I was invited to show my documentary “Raquel: A Marked Woman” in Eastern Europe, including Poland, Romania and Ukraine. I wondered whether...

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