Jewish Journal

  • Persian-Jewish filmmaker tackles love and money in ‘Shah Bob’

    by Avishay Artsy

    September 24, 2015 | 10:55 am

    The film “Shah Bob” opens with Bob (Reza Sixo Safai) waking up in bed next to a beautiful woman. When Bob’s father (Parviz Sayyad) calls to ask Bob to...

  • Films from life

    by Iris Mann

    September 8, 2015 | 2:02 pm

    The films slated for release this fall include an unusual array of documentaries and docudramas. 

    One of the documentaries, “The Prime Ministers:...

  • Israeli Air Force: Front and Center On Film

    by Tom Tugend

    May 8, 2015 | 11:53 am

    The vaunted Israeli Air Force is flying high with two documentaries screening on television stations and at film festivals, while a feature movie waits...

  • Filmmaker Documents a Chance Encounter That Changed Lives

    by Gerri Miller

    April 30, 2015 | 3:39 am

    Eight years ago, on a street in Gondar, Ethiopia, a chance meeting between a young Ethiopian girl and an American Jewish doctor would change their lives...

  • The kidnapping that shocked the world

    by Avishay Artsy

    April 24, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    The 2006 Paris kidnapping of a young Jewish man sent waves of alarm throughout Europe and the world. Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old cellphone salesman, was...

  • Three Israelis turn back clock in Berlin

    by Jonathan Maseng

    March 4, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    Alice Agneskirchner is not Jewish. In fact, before deciding to make her latest documentary, “An Apartment in Berlin,” which follows the lives of three...

  • ‘Gett’ illustrates divorce inequality — a hot-button topic in Israel

    by Ella Taylor

    February 12, 2015 | 9:23 am

    You may not know the name yet, but if you follow Israeli movies, the face is unforgettable. The throaty Sephardic voice, the black hair, burning eyes...

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